TS High Court directs NIA to file counter in human trafficking case

Mohammed Abdul Salam alias Kounla Justin, a resident of Hyderabad, and his wife Shiuli Khatun alias Sheela Justin, a resident of Bangladesh, have been accused of sex trafficking young Bangladeshi girls in Hyderabad

By   |   Our Legal Correspondent  |  Published: 16th May 2021  12:02 amUpdated: 15th May 2021  5:21 pm
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Hyderabad: Justice Sri Devi of the Telangana High Court sitting as a vacation judge directed National Investigation Agency to file a counter in a sex trafficking case. Mohammed Abdul Salam alias Kounla Justin, a resident of Hyderabad, and his wife Shiuli Khatun alias Sheela Justin, a resident of Bangladesh, have been accused of sex trafficking young Bangladeshi girls in Hyderabad. The counsel for Sheela Justin requested for bail and stated that she is only a cook in the house and is not concerned with the matter and has been in jail since the past 11 months. A supplementary charge sheet has already been filed. The matter has been adjourned for further hearing.

Disqualification notice cancelled

Justice T Vinod Kumar of Telangana High Court on Saturday suspended the notice which called for disqualification of Upa Sarpanch of Yerra Cheruvu Tanda, Tirumalgiri Mandal Nalgonda District. The meeting was scheduled for the May 17. Earlier in the day the judge granted special permission for a house motion in view of the urgency in the matter. The court was dealing with writ plea of Ramavath Ramesh The petitioner challenged the notice on the ground that the notice was issued on May 7 calling for a meeting to be held on May 17. The petitioner argued that it was contrary to G.O.Ms 200 dated 28.04.1998 which specified that 15 days time should be given for meeting to be held. The Government Pleader brought to the notice of the court that the meeting proposed as per the notice is postponed, however the court questioned that by postponing the meeting a notice which is void ab initio could not be made legal. The court directed the state to file counter and posted the case to July 23.

Bail granted in cheque bounce case

Justice Sri Devi of the Telangana High Court granted bail to B S Neelakanta, owner of Meridian School and Yatri Nivas in a cheque bounce case. The counsel appearing for him pleaded before the court that the FIR was enhanced only for repayment of debt and substantial documentary evidence that Rs 45 lakh out of Rs 2 crore has been paid is placed before the court. He guaranteed that B S Neelakanta will continue to make the payment of debts accrued against the petitioner to the complainant. The Judge directed the petitioner to pay Rs 10 lakh every month along with a surety of Rs 2 lakh for bail. The counsel expressed that the directions issued were horrendous and will be nearly impossible since most of income facilities of the petitioner are shut due to the pandemic. However, no liberty was granted to the petitioner and in case of non-payment, the bail will be cancelled.


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