Hyderabad High Court nulls plea against DGP’s appointment
Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday found fault with YSRC MLA K. Sri Venkateswara Rao, alias Kodali Nani, of Gudivada of Krishna district for filing frivolous petitions challenging the appointment of Mr J.V. Ramudu as the DGP of Andhra Pradesh.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar, dealing with the petition, asked Mr Rao’s counsel how a writ could be filed in a service matter. The bench suggested that the MLA move the Central Administrative Tribunal that is meant to look after the service matters of All India Service officers.
“Your client is not an affected party. He is an MLA. How can he be aggrieved by the appointment,” Justice Sengupta asked. The bench said, “There is no valid ground to warrant interference of the court and it is nothing but a waste of time.”
4 yrs on, HC tells cops to act on complaint
Justice A. Ramalingeswara Rao of the Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Saifabad police station house officer to act on the complaint of A. Sundar Kumar Das, an IPS officer, against former DGP K. Aravinda Rao and submit a report to the court within a month.
The judge was dealing with the plea by Mr Das challenging the Saifabad police for not taking action on his complaint. The petitioner moved the court in 2009 when Mr Rao was the additional director-general of police (intelligence) of the undivided state.
Mr Das alleged that Mr Rao had discriminated in giving a posting to him because he belonged to the Scheduled Castes. The petitioner told the court on Tuesday that the police did not even issue a FIR on the complaint.
Trust chairmen, members to stay
A division bench, comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar struck down an amendment brought about by the AP government to the AP Charitable and Hindu Religious Institutions and Endowments Act, 1987, to remove all chairpersons and members of trust boards of all institutions, including the TTD.
The bench declared Section 163 as unconstitutional and discriminative and said there was no valid ground for bringing about the amendment. After pronouncing the verdict, the AP advocate-general urged the bench to suspend the operation of the order to enable the government to prefer an appeal before the SC.
HC asks TS to fix fee structure
Justice Vilas Afzulpurkar directed the TS government to take necessary steps to fix fees structure of private engineering colleges in the state.
The judge was dealing with a petition by CMR College of Engineering, Gurunanak College of Engineering and others, stating that AP government had already adopted the fee structure and issued orders for its implementation.
Bench questions locus standi
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar dismissed a public interest litigation filed by an Adilabad resident, challenging the allotment of erstwhile Gandhi Medical College premises to a private party to establish an entertainment centre.
The petitioner sought an ACB probe into the agreement between the firm and the government. The bench questioned the petitioner’s locus standi and asked how he was affected.