Hyderabad: A two-judge panel of Telangana High Court comprising Chief Justice Raghavendra Chauhan and Justice T Vinod Kumar on Wednesday refused to interfere with an order placing a Village Revenue Officer under suspension a year before his scheduled retirement.
The panel was hearing a writ appeal filed by P Narasimha Chary questioning an order of a single judge who earlier upheld the order of suspension. The petitioner had questioned his suspension as being the incident was as far back as in 2003 to 2006, while he was working as Village Revenue Officer in Bommakal Village.
A suspension after 13 years he said was unwarranted. A single judge dismissed the writ petition on the ground that the remedy of appeal is available to the petitioner directing him to avail the remedy. The petitioner contended that he was going to retire in one year.
The panel took note of the fact that already a criminal complaint was registered against him, the appellant was facing criminal trial, respondents are justified in issuing the orders of suspension, the panel reasoned.
Grants time to govt to file counters
The same panel while adjourning the writ plea on action initiated against the errant Diet Contractor of Niloufer Hospital directed the authorities not to appoint any fresh contractor. The panel is hearing two writ pleas filed by Koduri Suresh Babu by questioning of the action of the Director of Medical Education issuing proceedings, vide proceedings on August 24 without issuing any show cause notice, sans conducting any inquiry and without following any procedure contemplated under law.
He independently questioned the termination proceedings issued by the Joint Collector, Hyderabad District-cum-Chairman District Diet Management Committee. The panel granted time to the government to file counters in both the matter till September 30.
Complains of inaction of State govt
The same panel sought a compliance report from the government on the directions relating to implementing the Comprehensive Disability Inclusive Guidelines issued by the Government of India and directed the Advocate General to file compliance report by two weeks, while adjourning a writ plea to October 8.
The panel is dealing with a writ plea filed by Ganesh Kranti complaining of inaction of the State government in implementing specific directions for protection and safety of differently-abled people with disabilities during the Covid as opposed to the scheme of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. The petitioner also sought a declaration that the same as being unconstitutional.
Panel suspends communication, orders of govt
A two-judge panel suspended a communication and the orders of the State government in directing that certain lands not be registered for sale the consequential orders of the Wakf Board to the Sub Registrar not to register certain properties in the name of the writ petitioner.
The petitioner M/s. Sai Pavan Estates Pvt Ltd challenged the said orders contending that the government after a long-drawn litigation that went up to Supreme Court had lost its claim and title to the property, reference is also made to the civil litigation between the Wakf Board and the petitioner. In a reasoned order, the bench suspended the order of the government and the consequential letter. The bench further directed the Sub Registrar not to hold back registration on the grounds of said communications.
Posted case after six weeks
Justice Challa Kodandaram directed the District Collector, Hyderabad and the Commissioner of Police to enquire into the matter of a “private court” and file a report, the judge is hearing a writ petition filed by Mohammed Junaid Ali Khan challenging the inaction of the officials in taking acting on his representations to restrain SadaEHaq Voice of Truth Sharaee Council for Conjugal Disputes (Private Respondent) represented by its Founder and Secretary Mr Mohd Moinuddin from running a parallel judiciary in the form of Shariah Council for Conjugal Disputes under the banner SadaEHaq Voice of Truth in registering the cases and pronouncing the orders.
The judge said orders can be passed only after hearing the private respondent and ascertaining whether the allegations are true. The judge also directed the Commissioner of Police to report what action has been taken against the private respondent and posted the matter after six weeks.
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