Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday directed the TS Commission for Backward Classes to receive the objections and material submitted by Sasidhar, a research scholar, and consider them while finalising the report on the issue of enhancement of reservation for backward Muslims. Justice A. Ramalingeswara Rao, while disposing of a petition by Mr Sasidhar questioning the methodology adopted by the BC Commission, directed the petitioner to file his objections and material before the panel by March 31.
Stating that he belongs to the BC community, the petitioner alleged that the Commission adopted an illegal method to determine the backwardness of Muslim community. He told the court that the commission granted only two days time to citizens to respond to Sudheer Commission report that runs into nearly 400 pages. The petitioner said that he sought the data which was relied upon by the Sudheer Commission from the BC Commission. He said that without being provided the data, citizens cannot be asked to simply say yes or no to the findings of the Sudheer commission, which is a non-statutory body.
Counsel for the BC Commission told the court that the Commission was ready to furnish the information. The judge recorded the submission made on behalf of the commission and granted time to Mr Sasidhar to file objections before March 31. The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the governments of AP and TS on a petition seeking to direct them to reintroduce a chapter on former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao in Class VIII Hindi textbook.
Justice A. Ramalingeswara Rao was dealing with the petition by U. Srinivasulu of Prakasam district, seeking to declare as illegal the failure to consider the instructions issued by the principal secretaries of both states to the commissioners and directors of School Education. The petitioner said that the chapter was deleted from the textbook in 1997 following certain allegations against the former PM. Issuing the notices, the judge asked the respondents to file counter affidavits.
CID gets HC rap in Akshaya gold case:
The Hyderabad High Court on Wednesday questioned the CID authorities of AP why they have not yet arrested the directors of Akshaya Gold who played a key role in diverting the deposits of the company. A division bench comprising Justice V. Ramasubramanian and Justice S.V. Bhatt was dealing with separate PILs by Rama Maddaiah of Kurnool and Purnachandra Rao of Guntur seeking to attach the properties of Akshaya Gold and repay the depositors.
N.S. Arjun Kumar, counsel for one of the petitioners, submitted that the CID officers have not yet arrested the three founder-directors of the company who played a key role in the fraud. Mr Kumar said that if they are taken into custody, there was a possibility that the deposits are unearthed. Dhanunjay, counsel for the present management of Akshaya Gold, told the court that CID arrested the present directors, and not the founder-directors.
Reminding the instance of the current chairman of the company appearing in the wanted list, the bench expressed its displeasure at the CID probe. Krishna Prakash, special counsel for AP, appearing for the CID, submitted that probe agency has registered 26 cases and so far, chargesheets were filed in 24 cases. He said that once a chargesheet is filed, the CID does not have the power to arrest the accused....