Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Monday directed the TS government to constitute the State Commission for Debt Relief (Small Farmers, Agricultural Labourers and Rural Artisans) within three months.
A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice J. Uma Devi was hearing by a PIL by senior BJP leader N. Indrasena Reddy challenging the inaction of the state government in appointing the commission.
Appearing for the petitioner, counsel Y. Balaji said that as per the provisions of the Debt Relief Act, 2016 it was the responsibility of the state government to constitute the commission to provide relief to small farmers, agricultural labourers and rural artisans. The government had not taking any steps to set up the commission, he said.
During the earlier hearing, the bench had told Mr S. Sharath Kumar, special government pleader, to get instructions and inform the court when the government would set up the commission.
When this petition came up for hearing on Monday, Mr Sharath Kumar informed the court that the government was taking steps to constitute the commission within three months.
When the bench asked him on whose instructions he was making the statement, he said he had got instructions from the Chief Secretary.
Mr Balaji urged the court to record the statement of the government counsel and directed the government to complete the process set up the commission in three months.
Jawaharnagar cop faces probe for ‘tresspass’
The Hyderabad High Court on Monday directed the Cyberabad police commissioner to register a case against station house officer of the Jawaharnagar police station and inquire into allegations against him and submit a report.
Justice Challa Kodandaram was dealing with a petition by Secunderabad resident M. Aruna seeking action against the SHO for trespassing into her house and threatening her.
Counsel for the petitioner said that the SHO had entered the house of the petitioner on August 17 night along with his staff and one Sharath Kumar who was with handcuffs, and inquired about the whereabouts of her husband.
He said before entering the petitioner’s house the police had switched off the CCTV cameras and threatened the petitioner.
Asking how the police could enter the house without having a warrant or serving notice, the judge directed the commissioner to book the case and submit a report within two weeks....