The panel directed the petitioner to pay the loan amount due within seven days
Hyderabad: A two-judge vacation panel of the Telangana High Court on Thursday came to the rescue of a bank defaulter. The panel of Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy disposed of a writ petition filed by Saket Talwar, who had taken a loan to purchase a vehicle and failed to repay the amount. The panel directed the petitioner to pay the loan amount due within seven days. The respondent bank was directed to consider the petitioner’s application to not auction the vehicle seized by it as the default had occurred due to the difficulties arising out of the pandemic.
The same panel sought the stance of the government on a complaint of digging a chain-link canal between Sitaphal Tank and Kontha Kunta Tank in a land owned by marginalised farmers. The petition was preferred by Boya Sharada and other farmers who own less than one acre. The counsel for the petitioner submitted that flags were fixed on the said patta land and action to proceed with digging the canal was taken by the respondents. The panel directed the government pleader for irrigation and command area development, Telangana, to seek further instructions and posted the case on June 2.
Justice K Lakshman, constituting the vacation court, reserved his verdict on a bail petition in the sensational honour killing case of Hemanth in Hyderabad. As a series of applications was dismissed earlier, the judge questioned the change of circumstances and maintainability of the petitions. The petitioners argued that a new fact was revealed from the camera footage that there is no abduction committed by them. It was also pleaded the petitioners were relatives and had no clue about the assassination plan. Further, it is stated the persons involved in the assassination took a decision on the spur of movement after consuming alcohol and asking the deceased to leave his wife Avanthi. The public prosecutor and the de-facto complainant argued that all the family members were well aware of the assassination plan and that the act of petitioners in taking the victim in the wrong way is confirming the same. On enquiry by the judge, the de-facto complainant stated that, subsequent to the crime, her brother Ashish Reddy had warned Avanthi and her in-laws with dire consequences. The public prosecutor pleaded that there is an imminent threat to the prime witness Avanthi if the petitioners are released on bail and the possibility of tampering with the evidence. However, the petitioners stated that they are ready to live outside the surroundings of the city if required and requested the court to enlarge them on bail with any conditions whatsoever. The judge then reserved the case for orders.
Justice K Lakshman extended the interim order “not to arrest” granted in favour of SK Basheed who is facing criminal charges for allegedly cheating P Suresh, son of a former High Court judge, of Rs 55 lakh. The accused was approached by P Suresh to help get a grant of Rs 800 crore loan, and they had multiple meetings, including a meeting with the father of Suresh and a trip to Dubai at the expenses of Suresh. Basheed convinced Suresh about his competence to get the loan granted by stating that he is a client and friend of an Amaravathi High Court judge and has good contacts with judges and ministers. The allegation is that the accused took Rs 55 lakh towards processing fee and other expenses and stopped responding. The court noted that the loan was sought for the production and distribution of a movie project. The judge directed the public prosecutor to place the statements of the witness before it for a detailed hearing and adjourned the case to June 2.
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