Andhra Pradesh High Court.
Vijayawada: The AP High Court on Thursday stayed its earlier sentence of community service pronounced on six senior IAS officers for contempt of court.
A division bench comprising Justices Asaduddin Amanullah and T. Raja Sekhara Rao heard the appeal of the IAS officers and issued a stay order on the implementation of a single judge verdict imposing community service in welfare hostels once in every month for a year.
Earlier, when two IAS officers filed an appeal on the same issue, the division bench headed by Chief Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra issued a stay order.
The eight IAS officers were sentenced to take up community service in social welfare hostels by providing counselling and providing a sumptuous meal to the students on a Sunday once a month for a period of one year in contempt of court case dealing with their failure to stop construction of structures on the premises of government schools.