Allocations anger Telangana lawyers

Protests planned over judicial officers' allotment.

Hyderabad: Telangana advocates have decided to launch an agitation against the provisional allotments made by the Hyderabad High Court distributing the subordinate judicial officers between TS and AP. The advocates are alleging that the allotments were made based purely on the options given by the judicial officers which will cause injustice to the state.

Telangana High Court Advocates Association president Gandra Mohana Rao said that they have called for an emergency meeting on Thursday it will be decided on how to oppose the provisional allotments since they are against the guidelines. He said more than 120 judicial officers belonging to AP have opted for TS and the Registry has considered their request and allotted them to Telangana.

The Telangana Advocates JAC has called a meeting on Saturday with presidents and members of the district bar associations from across TS to decide on future course of action. The advocates also decided to write to all the judicial officers who have opted for TS to take back their request and opt for AP.

According to Telangana advocates if the allotments were made after dividing the posts 60:40 ratio in both states it would have been justified, but basing on options will cause injustice to the Telangana. The advocates have been claiming that there are 165 judicial officers of Andhra nativity in TS in the cadres of district judge, senior civil judge and junior civil judge.

HC upholds lifer to killer cop

The Hyderabad High Court has confirmed the life imprisonment awarded by a trial court to a CRPF constable for killing an additional DIG at the CRPF’s Chandryanagutta campus. T. Hanumantha Rao has been convicted of entering into the chambers of Additional DIG Syed Sirajuddin Ali Khan on January 31, 2008 and opening fire at a close range.

He then broke open the door of the chamber of one Kishore Kumar Arya (PW. 2), the Deputy Commandant (Legal), and tried to open fire at him. However, other constables overpowered Hanumantha Rao and took him into custody.

Investigations revealed that constable was frustrated at not having children even after eight years of marriage and could not take his wife for medical examination due to rigorous duties. He had moved an appeal before the HC against the trial court awarding him life imprisonment.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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