Hyderabad: The full bench of the Telangana High Court on Thursday expressed concern over pending cases in which both the Telugu states were involved as parties, and said it was tricky to decide where the cases would be heard.
The full bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan, Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar and Justice A. Rajasekher Reddy was dealing with PILs related to transfer of writ appeals, criminal appeals, review petitions, and contempt cases belonging to Andhra Pradesh. The bench said it would try to solve the practical problems related to the issue.
The bench heard the contentions of the TS and AP governments on the transfer of cases to the AP High Court and reserved its judgment.
During the hearing, the bench felt that there could not be any ambiguity in deciding the matters of appeals and review petitions and contempt related cases. It said that some cases like service matters regarding composite seniority and allotment in the undivided state and after bifurcation and some of the inter-related cases like medical and agriculture universities may be tricky to decide.
During the hearing, there were submissions that the Telangana High Court did not have the authority to decide either on the transfer of cases or hearing of cases related to AP.
The full bench was constituted by the court to hear a petition based on a letter from AP High Court Advocates Association president K.B. Ramanna Dora, seeking transfer writ appeals, review petitions, contempt cases, and other petitions that were relating to AP to AP....