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HC rules, land damage cost for laying power lines only after work

19 January 2023

Hyderabad: Justice K. Lakshman of the Telangana High Court on Wednesday heard a writ petition regarding non-payment of fair compensation for damages caused to land while erecting transmission lines by Warora Kurnool Transmission Limited in Mustyapally village of Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district. The landowner contended that compensation for damages caused for the right of way was not paid before the erection of the tower. The bench held that compensation can be determined only after the entire line was laid. The bench also vacated the status quo orders in the matter, granted earlier because the laying of transmission lines was for the larger interest of the public. “If such transmission projects are stalled, the country could never find its place in the list of developed nations”, the bench said while vacating the status quo.

HC seeks govt instructions on police blocking mosque access

Justice B. Vijayasen Reddy of the Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the state counsel to obtain instructions from the government, over a writ petition complaining of excessive police action in stopping staff from accessing a mosque. Eighty-year-old Tahera Begum filed a petition, as she was aggrieved by the action of the police in stopping the locality staff from looking after the day-to-day affairs of the Hazrath Ghouse-e-Azam Dastagir R A Mosque Chillaha, threatening the locality persons and stopping them from offering the prayers five times a day in the mosque. The counsel for the petitioner contended that the police were stopping the local people from the recitation of Azan and performing religious rituals. The judge, after hearing both sides, asked the government pleader why religious activities were being stopped and directed him to obtain instructions.

HC directs revenue dept to release benefits to owner of land under litigation

Justice K. Laxman of the Telangana High Court on Wednesday disposed of a writ petition filed for non-payment of benefits of the Rythu Bandhu scheme. The judge was dealing with a writ petition filed by Uday Kulkarni, whose counsel contended that the petitioner inherited agricultural lands situated in Singareni village by inheritance. A partition suit was filed by other family members, following which a civil court restricted any further alienation of the land. He further argued that though the order is limited to the alienation of lands, the revenue authorities, citing the order, were stopping the benefits of Rythu Bandhu to him. The judge disposed of the petition, directing the revenue authorities to consider his case and release benefits to him.

HC protects petitioner in cheque bounce case from arrest for four weeks

Justice K. Surender of the Telangana High Court took on file a quash proceeding on the question of whether a former director of a company under liquidation would be liable for prosecution under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act. The judge directed that the petitioner shall not be arrested, pending further orders in the matter, and adjourned the hearing for four weeks. The petitioner, K.A. Shastry, is a signatory to a cheque issued in favour of IFCI Limited, who lodged a complaint due to a bounced cheque. It was argued that since the principal debt stands dissolved, both by liquidation and receipt of full and final payment, there was no debt to the complainant. It was contended that no amount can be claimed against a company that is wound up, and if the principal debt stands dissolved, the employees of the company cannot be held liable.