HC suspends Hanamkonda district collector's order

HYDERABAD: Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy of the Telangana High Court on Thursday suspended the Hanamkonda (panchayat wing) district collector’s order to remove an Atmakur sarpanch, Parwatagiri Raju, after Raju filed a writ petition to challenge his dismissal on allegations of funds misappropriation. The counsel for the petitioner contended that there was no specific allegation about the misappropriation of funds in the complaint given by ward members. It was further contended that there was no allegation about work not being done by the sarpanch. Considering the same, the judge suspended the order of the collector and adjourned it to August 17 for the final hearing.

HC allows implead petition

Justice B. Vijaysen Reddy of the Telangana High Court on Thursday impleaded Aluminium Industries Ltd in a matter between a real estate company and Hyderabad University. The judge was dealing with a writ plea filed by Kamidi Reality Private Limited, a real estate company. The company questioned the action of the university in claiming land in Serilingampally village without formal allotment or assignment. The counsel for the petitioner contended that although an application for conducting a survey was filed, no survey was conducted for demarcating the land of the company and the university. In the interim, Aluminium Industries Ltd has filed an implead application stating that the petitioner, in the guise of the survey of the land, would break the wall and encroach upon their land. The judge, allowing implead petition, directed Aluminium Industries Ltd to file its counter and posted the matter for final hearing.

HC directs TSLSA to ensure toilet construction at Saroornagar junior college

A two-judge bench of the Telangana High Court directed the Telangana State Legal Services Authority (TSLSA) to ensure the construction of toilets at Government Junior College in Saroornagar. The bench of Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice T. Vinod Kumar was dealing with a suo moto PIL based on a letter addressed to the former Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan by Nallapu Manideep, an LLB Student. The student complained that there was only one toilet for over 700 girls and that other infrastructure on the campus was extremely poor for students. It was also alleged that for the past three months, the students’ demand for immediate relief fell on deaf ears. It was also alleged that washrooms were extremely dirty, and students were falling prey to infections. The letter pointed out that there was only a half-hour break in the day and questioned how all the girls could use one toilet and complete the lunch and get ready for class in the given time. It was alleged that girls stopped attending college during their menstrual cycles as there were neither taps nor water on the campus. The boy students alleged that there were no toilets and that they had to resort to open urination. The petitioner pointed out that the students also complained to the Human Rights Commission, but got a reply that the posts of chairperson and members of the Telangana State Human Rights Commission were vacant. The state department concerned was directed to apprise the court regarding the time limit to finish the construction. The bench will continue to hear the matter on September 5.

HC sets aside order of EOW SHO

Justice C.V. Bhaskar Reddy of the Telangana High Court on Thursday allowed a batch of writ pleas challenging the action of the Economic Offences Wing of the police in freezing the bank accounts of the petitioners. The writ was filed by Shainul and another, questioning the action of EOW, without following the procedure laid down under Section 102 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The counsel for the petitioner, Mayur Mundra, informed the court that a letter was written by EOW to the bank upon registration of an FIR, in which the petitioner was not even an accused. He pointed out that the investigation was completed and a chargesheet was also filed in a lower court. He pointed out that even in the said chargesheet, the petitioners were neither arrayed as accused nor their property shown as attached. The counsel argued that the action of freezing the account of the petitioners to date, without following due process of law, was illegal. The judge accordingly set aside the letter of the Station House Officer of EOW.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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