Telangana HC questions police for attaching bank account
HYDERABAD: Justice C. V. Bhasker Reddy of the Telangana High Court questioned the police for seizing the bank account of a Nizamabad resident. According to petitioner Chilkuri Ganga Reddy, the station house officer directed the HDFC Bank to freeze the account based on the registration of a crime. The petitioner, an agriculturist said that freezing of the account on the basis of a police complaint was without the authority of law. The judge asked the police under what provision of law they had frozen the account and posted the matter to August 28.
No paramilitary quota in med courses
A two-judge bench of the Telangana High Court dismissed a writ petition challenging the non-inclusivity of children of paramilitary forces for admissions in the category reserved for armed forces. The bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice T. Vinod Kumar was dealing with a writ plea filed by K. Saikeerthi. It is the case of the authorities that the CRPF and the BSF are not part of the armed forces. The bench reasoned that non-consideration was in accordance with the circular.
HC junks writ for electoral reforms
The Telangana High Court dismissed a writ petition complaining of the failure of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to prevent huge expenditures in polls. The bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice T. Vinod Kumar heard the party in person, Gandhian Intuitive Inclusive Thought and Act of Ambedkar for Real Development (Gitards) complain that the electoral process was deeply corrupted. The bench reasoned that the petitioner had not approached the Election Commission.
HC disapproves of delay in remission
Justice K. Lakshman of the Telangana High Court reprimanded Ravi Gupta, principal secretary, home (Prisons), for not effectively dealing with the remission of a life convict on the ground that the file is pending with the Governor. The official was directed to pursue the matter with the Governor and appraise Raj Bhavan of the timeline fixed by the apex court on the disposal of petitions filed by life convicts. The judge also directed the authority to take steps to ensure the release of the convict, Md Sarwar, by August 15. Justice Lakshman was dealing with a contempt case filed by Md. Sarfaraz on the non-release of his father, Md Sarwar. In an order on June 1, 2021, the judge had made it clear that Md Sarwar be considered for remission based on guidelines and principles laid down by the apex court. The issue at hand was whether remission should be granted to a convict in a case of murder when the victim was a public servant on duty; the court earlier had recorded that the victim, a deputy secretary of the AP State Board, was not on duty. This fact was reconsidered, and remission was disallowed on the same ground. This, the petitioner pointed out, was in contempt. Pushpender Kaur, counsel for the petitioner, also pointed out that having sent up recommendations, the government cannot be a mute spectator to the delay if any.
HC orders notice to CBI: Viveka case
Justice K. Lakshman of the Telangana High Court issued notices in bail applications filed in the Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy case. The bail applications were filed by Udaiprakesh Reddy, Accused No. 6, and YSRC MP Y.S. Bhaskar Reddy, Accused No 7. The petitioners said they they were falsely implicated in the crime and sought bail on health grounds as well. The court ordered notice to the CBI and Dr N. Suneetha Reddy, daughter of the victim. The court will continue to hear the matter on August 18.