A two-judge PIL bench of the High Court at Hyderabad, comprising acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili, granted two weeks’ time to petitioners to respond to the stance of the Union and Telangana governments on the Bison Polo grounds issue. The bench was dealing with a matter filed by former IPS officer MV Bhaskar Rao against the proposal of the State to construct its new Secretariat building there. The Union of India and the State of Telangana in their respective counters stated that till date only in principle permission was granted. The bench on the request of the counsel for petitioner adjourned the matter by two weeks.
Hearing on orphanage land
A two-judge PIL bench of the High Court at Hyderabad, comprising acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili, adjourned the matter of Victoria Memorial Orphanage till Friday. The bench was hearing a writ plea filed by the Victoria Memorial Orphanage Old Students Association, Hyderabad. The petitioner stated that endowment was made during the time of sixth Nizam in 1908. The Telangana government, however, contended that the land belonged them. Earlier, the court asked the State government to clarify whether it was government or endowment land. The State sought adjournment till Friday to obtain instructions on the issue.