Hyderabad: A two judge bench of the High Court at Hyderabad comprising acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice G Shyam Prasad on Wednesday upheld the order of the single judge and directed ‘The Property Association of Churches Pvt. Ltd’ to restore the water lines that it had unilaterally disconnected in Khammam.
The appellant was one of the respondents in the writ petition filed by Rev. A Yesudas, who complained of dismantling and disconnection of a water pipeline to his house in Khammam district without any prior notice.
The petitioner contended that the Association collected a requisite fee for replacing the existing pipeline with a new one.
The petitioner further contended that the association had disconnected and dismantled the water pipeline at the instance of persons inimical to him. The single judge allowed the writ petition and directed the Association to restore the drinking water supply and drainage line to the petitioner’s address. The Association preferred an appeal against the order which was disposed of by refusing to interfere with the direction of the single judge.
Conduct diligence test, SBI told
A two-judge bench of the High Court at Hyderabad comprising acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice G Shyam Prasad on Wednesday while disposing off a writ plea ordered the State Bank of India to conduct a due diligence test on the alternative properties provided as security towards bank guarantee in a writ appeal filed by Director General, ACB, Krishna district. The appellant sought to freeze the cash credit account and current accounts of the Sudharma Infra Tech Pvt. Ltd.
The counsel appearing on behalf of the State Bank of India stated that seven properties of the Sudharma Infra Tech have been mortgaged as bank guarantee. The bench pointed that purpose of freezing the bank accounts become redundant as the bank have already mortgaged the seven properties as bank guarantee.
The counsel appearing on behalf of Sudharma Infra Tech stated that they are willing to mortgage alternate property as security. The bench directed that as long as the interest of the bank is satisfied the bank can mortgage the alternate properties provided as security after conducting a due diligence test. The bench disposed of the appeal accordingly.