The court observed the contentions made and concluded that the police have passed the detention order mechanically without applying mind as to detaining a person while being incarcerated. (Representational image: DC)
A two-judge bench of the Telangana High Court on Friday set aside a detention order in a case of preventive detention. The bench, headed by Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili and Justice Pulla Karthik, heard the petition filed by Geetha Mounica, wife of 42-year-old detenue Kamepally Srinivas, alias Krishna Mohan, alias Krish Rudra, a businessman from Mysore.
It was alleged that on September 1 last year, he was arrested for repeated offences relating to trespassing, theft and outraging the modesty of a woman and put in Central Prison Cherlapally. A detention order was passed against him on December 15. The court observed the contentions made and concluded that the police have passed the detention order mechanically without applying mind as to detaining a person while being incarcerated. The bench set aside the detention order against him but did not set him free as the trial was pending. However, the detenue is free to apply for bail.
Father retains custody of two-year-old daughter
A two-judge bench of the Telangana High Court on Friday granted custody of a two-year-old girl Shreyanshi to the father in a case of habeas corpus. The bench, headed by Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili and Justice Pulla Karthik, heard the petition filed by Kethavath Laxmi, the maternal grandmother of the child. It was alleged that under suspicious circumstances the mother of the child had died by suicide and that the husband had abetted it. The child remained in the custody of the father. The father, child and mother of the deceased, who present in the court, were asked by the bench if they sought any amicable settlement. The bench concluded that the custody of the child with the father cannot be considered as illegal and granted interim custody of the child to him until both the parties settle the issue in front of the appropriate forum. The custody grant was with visiting rights to the maternal grandparents at LB Nagar legal service authority, every first and third Saturday at 11 am.
HC suspends civic body’s order revoking building permission
Justice C.V. Bhaskar Reddy of the Telangana High Court heard a writ plea assailing the action of the municipal authorities in revoking the building permission on the ground of non-disclosure of pending litigation. The petitioners CH. Neelima and P. Venkateswara Rao were granted building permission by the municipal authorities. As there was interference from third parties, the petitioners filed an injunction suit against them. On coming to know of this, the building permission was revoked. Counsel for the petitioners urged the court that the municipal authorities are entitled to only verify whether there is prima facile title at the time of granting building permission. Apart from that the authorities have no other business in deciding any dispute that may be pending. The court questioned the authority under which the permission was cancelled and suspended the order of revocation.