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TelanganaInundation case: Govt files additional counter

Inundation case: Govt files additional counter

Published: 23rd Sep 2021 9:19 pm

Hyderabad: A two-judge PIL panel of the High Court on Thursday took on file additional counter filed by the government in the matter relating to possible inundation of Cheriyal town. The panel which had earlier summoned Engineer-in-Chief concerned dispensed with his presence on reading the additional counter affidavit.

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A local resident A Malla Reddy filed the PIL and complained of canal excavation of Pedda Cheruvu in Cheriyal town of Siddipet without authorisation and that such excavation being a threat to Pedda Cheruvu and to the residents. The government in its additional counter affidavit pointed out that the ongoing work was in line with the general public’s interest. The government said it would construct guard walls to ensure that the town does not face inundation like in the past.

‘Permission must for meeting’

Justice K Lakshman of Telangana High Court directed Tahreek Muslim Shabba to approach Deputy Commissioner of Police, South Zone, afresh for permission for its meeting on September 25. The Judge disposed of the writ plea filed by the organisation questioning an order of the police refusing permission for conduct of a unity peace rally on September 25.

According to the application, the rally was for two hours. The route was from Gulzar House to Quli Qutub Shah Stadium. The Judge said the petitioner will make a fresh application to hold the meeting instead of a rally. The meeting shall be for about 100 persons and the police will consider the said application on an undertaking to be given that no untoward incident will happen and members would follow Covid guidelines and no provocative speeches will be dealt with. The Judge made it clear that such permission could also have additional conditions.

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