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AP high court gives conditional permission to Amaravati farmers

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The Andhra Pradesh high court had given conditional permission to the Amaravati farmers’ proposed padayatra from September 12. The high court issued the permission though the AP police have denied.

The high court had asked the joint action committee of the farmers to give the identification cards and the phone numbers of the representatives to be participating in the padayatra. The court also directed the farmers to strictly follow the directions issued by the police from time to time.

The high court also asked the farmers to apply for permission for the public meeting at the end of the padayatra. The court had directed the farmers, represented by Gadde Tirupathi Rao, to give details of the speakers at the public meeting, to the police for security and other purposes.

Earlier, DGP K V Rajendranath Reddy wrote a letter to the joint action committee denying permission for the padayatra to be held from Amaravati to Arasavalli in Srikakulam district. The padayatra is planned to mark the 1000 days of the agitation by the farmers against the three capitals proposed by the Jagan Mohan Reddy government.

The DGP said that the padayatra might lead to law and order problems in the state, particularly along the route as there are people who support the three capitals plan of the government. The DGP expressed fear that the padayatra might cause law and order problems when it reaches Visakhapatnam, which was proposed as the administrative capital of the state.

Meanwhile, all opposition parties in the state have extended support to the proposed padayatra of the Amaravati farmers. The BJP, TDP and the Jana Sena are likely to join the padayatra, while the Congress and the Left parties are likely to extend support to the farmers.

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HC keeps suspense over Kesineni vote in Kondapalli

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The Andhra Pradesh high court continued the suspense over the validity of Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas (Nani) in the Kondapalli Municipality.

The Kondapalli municipality election has become controversial with both the ruling YSR Congress and the Opposition TDP winning 14 wards each, leaving one ward for the Independent. The two parties have tried to win over the lone independent ward member. The TDP had finally won the heart of the independent, taking its strength to 15, one seat more than the YSR Congress.

With this, local MLA Vasantha Krishna Prasad of YSR Congress secured ex-officio membership and thus the YSR Congress strength too had gone up to 15. Alerted with this, local MP, Kesineni Srinivas opted his ex-officio membership to Kondapalli Municipality.

The YSR Congress raised objections to this stating that Kesineni had already given a letter to the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation for ex-officio membership and his letter for Kondapalli is not valid. The MP went to the high court and secured permission to cancel his membership in Vijayawada Municipal Corporation and get fresh membership in Kondapalli.

This had again given one vote extra to the TDP in the council. However, the YSR Congress challenged the transfer of Kesineni’s vote from Vijayawada Municipal Corporation to Kondapalli. The high court had directed the district officials to conduct the elections for the council chairman and vice-chairman, and not to announce it.

This drama happened in November 2021 and the court finally took up the case for hearing on Thursday. The court held both the YSR Congress and the TDP petitions valid and posted the case for next hearing after three weeks.

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Jagan likely to meet AP CJ on in September on HC shifting

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Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy is likely to meet chief justice, Prashant Kumar Mishra, in September this year. If sources in the chief minister’s office are to be believed, the chief minister wants to have a fresh dialogue with the chief justice on shifting of the high court from Amaravati to Kurnool.

The Central government had made it clear during the current monsoon session of the Parliament that shifting of the high court from Amaravati to Kurnool has to be decided together by the chief minister and the chief justice.

Union Minister of Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju, had categorically said in both the Houses of Parliament that the issue has to be decided in the state and a consensus report from the government and the high court has to be sent to the Central government for further action.

He said that the administrative work of the high court is the responsibility of the chief justice, while the expenditure is to be borne by the state government. Hence, he wanted the high court and the state government to decide together and send a clear proposal if the high court has to be shifted to Kurnool from Amaravati.

Though Jagan Mohan Reddy has considerable weightage with the BJP leadership at the Centre, he is worried about the adverse response from the Supreme Court, with Justice N V Ramana, at the helm of affairs. Justice Ramana, even after becoming the chief justice, did not mince words about his association with the TDP. He had revealed his association with the TDP recently at Ranchi in Jharkhand state, when he delivered a Justice Satya Brata Sinha memorial lecture on July 23.

Given these issues, chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy is waiting for Justice Ramana to retire on August 26. Sources say that Jagan Mohan Reddy would make his next move on his three capitals plan only in September and not before that.

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Seven new judges sworn-in for AP high court

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Seven judges were sworn-in for Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday. Governor Biswabhushan Harichandan administered the oath to the seven new judges at Thummalapalli Kalakshetram in Vijayawada.

As high court chief justice Prashant Kumar Mishra was unavailable as his mother expired recently, the Governor took the charge and administered the oath to the new judges.

The new judges included Justice Adusumilli Venkata Ravindra Babu, Justice Vakkalagadda Radhakrishna Sagar, Justice Bandaru Shyam Sundar, Justice Utukuru Srinivas were sworn-in as judges of the high court, while Justice Boppana Venkata Lakshmi Narasimha Chakravarthi, Justice Thallapragada Mallikharjuna Rao and Justice Duppala Venkata Ramana were sworn-in as additional judges.

With the appointment of seven new judges, the strength of the AP high court went up to 31 including the chief justice against its sanctioned strength of 37. Six more posts are vacant in the high court.

Meanwhile, Justice N V Ramana, the chief justice of the Supreme Court, had made more appointments to the high courts across the country during his 15-months tenure as the chief justice of India.

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Andhra HC declines bail to 3 accused in Vivekananda murder case

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The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday dismissed the bail petitions of three accused in the murder of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s uncle and former minister Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy.

Justice D. Ramesh refused to grant bail to Sunil Yadav, Uma Shankar Reddy, and Devireddy Shiva Shankar Reddy – the second, third,and fifth accused in the case respectively.

Two of the accused had sought bail on health grounds. The orders on the bail petitions were reserved on June 29.

Uma Shankar Reddy’s counsel had submitted to the court that as the accused number one, said to be the main conspirator of the crime and fourth accused, who participated in the crime and later turned approver are out on the bail, the remaining accused who allegedly played only supporting role in the crime also entitled to bail.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the case, opposed the bail pleas, saying the accused were party to the entire conspiracy. It argued that if the accused are released on bail, the ongoing investigation will get affected.

Counsel of Sunitha, daughter of Vivekananda Reddy, also opposed the bail petitions.

Last week, the CBI approached the Supreme Court for cancellation of the bail given to Yerra Gangi Reddy, the prime suspect in the case.

The investigating agency filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Andhra Pradesh High Court dismissing its plea to cancel the bail granted to Gangi Reddy by a lower court.

The High Court in March dismissed the CBI’s petition. The central agency wanted the bail to be cancelled on the ground that Gangi Reddy was allegedly threatening some witnesses in the case.

Vivekananda Reddy, uncle of Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, was found murdered at his residence in Kadapa on March 15, 2019, a few days before the election.

The 68-year-old former state minister and former MP was alone at his house when unidentified persons barged in and killed him. He was killed hours before he was to launch the YSR Congress Party’s election campaign in Kadapa.

Though three Special Investigation Teams (SITs) conducted the probe, they failed to solve the mystery.

The CBI took over the investigation into the case in 2020 on the direction of the Andhra Pradesh High Court while hearing a petition of Vivekananda Reddy’s daughter Sunitha, who raised suspicion about some relatives.

The CBI filed a charge sheet in the murder case on October 26, 2021 and followed it up with a supplementary charge sheet on January 31, 2022

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CM, CJ have to take decision on shifting of high court to Kurnool

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The Central government had made it clear that the decision to shift the high court from Amaravati to Kurnool is in the hands of the state government and the high court.

This would mean that chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and chief justice, Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra would have to sit together and take a decision.

This was made clear by Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju on Friday in Lok Sabha in reply to the question raised by YSR Congress MPs, Kotagiri Sridhar and Chintha Anuradha.

The Central minister said that Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy had written a letter to the Central government in February 2020 requesting the government to shift the principal seat of AP high court from Amaravati to Kurnool.

As the decision is to be taken by the State government and the State high court, the Minister said that the Central government did not take any step.

He further said that the state government is responsible for the expenditure of the high court. Similarly, the chief justice is responsible for the day to day administration of the high court.

Hence, he said both the State government and the high court have to take a combined decision on shifting the principal seat of high court from Amaravati to Kurnool.

Sources in the chief minister’s office say that Jagan Mohan Reddy would meet the AP high court chief justice shortly and take his consent to shift the high court to Kurnool.

The chief minister is firm on having a judicial capital in Kurnool, legislative capital in Amaravati and administrative capital in Visakhapatnam.

Sources further indicate that the chief minister is planning to shift his camp office to Visakhapatnam after Dasara in October. All the decisions relating to the three capitals are also to be taken after Dasara, sources said.

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Chittoor police move HC to cancel Narayana bail

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The Chittoor district police have filed a petition in the High Court on Wednesday seeking cancellation of former minister P Narayana’s bail.

Narayana was arrested by the police on Tuesday at Hyderabad and was produced in the government general hospital in Chittoor for medical check-up. Later, he was produced before the magistrate in the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday.

The magistrate granted bail to Narayana as the advocates produced papers before the magistrate stating that Narayana had resigned as chairman of the Narayana Group of Educational Institutions in 2014.

The advocates of Narayana said that Narayana was not connected with the educational institutions and had no relationship with any of the institutions, as alleged by the police. He was arrested in connection with the leakage of SSC question paper on April 27.

The police alleged that Narayana encouraged his school teachers to leak the question paper to defame the government. The Narayana school teachers have allegedly taken support of some government teachers in the process.

In all, the government arrested 60 teachers both from the Government schools and the Narayana schools. It was alleged that Narayana was behind the conspiracy that leaked the SSC question paper one and a half hours after the examination started.

As the Chittoor district court granted bail to Narayana, the police moved the high court seeking cancellation of the bail. The police pleaded with the court to cancel the bail so as to investigate the case and arrest the accused. The police also alleged that Narayana might influence the accused and witnesses as well, if bail is given.

It is to be seen how the high court would react to the police petition!

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AP HC punishes 8 IAS officers, to serve in welfare hostels

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The AP High Court on Thursday sentenced eight senior IAS officers to two weeks imprisonment for not implementing the court orders.

However, when the IAS officers apologised, the court withdrew the imprisonment orders and directed them to serve in the welfare hostels for one year.

The court took serious note of the petition that the officers did not act on its earlier order to remove village secretariat buildings from the school compounds or conversion of the school buildings.

The officers, Budithi Rajasekhar, GSRKR Vijayakumar, Gopala Krishna Dwivedi, Girija Shankar, Y Srilakshmi, Vadrevu China Veerabhadrudu and Shyamala Rao.

When the officers attended the court on Thursday, the judges on the bench expressed anger at the officials for not following the court directions.

However, when the officials tendered an apology, the court converted the imprisonment period into service period.

The court directed the officials to pay expenses of two meals per month for one year and serve the students at least one day every month for one year.

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Andhra HC orders development of Amaravati as capital

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In a setback to Jagan Mohan Reddy-led government’s plans to develop three state capitals, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday directed it to complete implementation of Amaravati capital city master plan in six months.

The court also asked the government to hand over developed plots with all basic amenities to farmers within three months. The government was also asked not to alienate lands in Amaravati for any work other than development of state capital.

It also made it clear that the Assembly has no powers to make laws on state capitals.

A bench of three judges headed by Chief Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra pronounced the judgment on 75 petitions filed by Amaravati farmers and others challenging the government’s move for trifurcation of state capital.

The court directed the government to keep it informed about the development works taken up as per capital city master plan.

Counsel of one of the petitioners told media persons that the bench directed the government not to shift any office from Amaravati as the earlier interim order in this regard will remain in force.

The government was directed to pay Rs 50,000 each to the petitioners towards legal costs.

The Andhra Pradesh government on Nov 22, 2021 repealed two laws enacted last year to create three state capitals but announced that it will come out with a new comprehensive legislation.

The Assembly passed Andhra Pradesh Decentralization and Inclusive Development of all Regions Repeal Bill 2021. The Bill repealed the Andhra Pradesh Decentralization and Inclusive Development of all Regions Act 2020 and the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region development Authority Repeal Act 2020 Act.

The government, however, had made it clear that it had not gone back on the decision to have administrative, legislative and judicial capitals at Visakhapatnam, Amaravati and Kurnool respectively.

The development had come as the High Court was to resume hearing on a batch of petitions challenging the two legislations made in 2020.

After coming to power in 2019, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) had reversed the decision of the previous TDP government to develop Amaravati as the only state capital. This had triggered massive protest from farmers of Amaravati, who had given 33,000 acres of land for the capital and were hoping to reap its economic benefits.

The farmers, women and others have been protesting against the trifurcation for more than 800 days.

Soon after the High Court pronounced its orders on Thursday, celebrations erupted in Amaravati. Farmers hailed the court orders as victory of truth and justice.

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AP High Court stays police cases against Ayyanna Patrudu

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TDP senior leader and former minister Chintakayala Ayyanna Patrudu got relief from Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday (today). The AP High Court directed the police department not to proceed against Ayyanna and shall not take any coercive against him. The High Court issued stay orders on the cases booked by AP police against Ayyanna.

It may be recalled that the AP police has booked Ayyana for his alleged abusive and derogatory comments against Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday.

A case under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was booked at Nallajerla police station in West Godavari district on a complaint filed by a leader of ruling YSRCP.

Ayyanna was booked under Section 153A, 505 (2) and 506 of the IPC for promoting disharmony, the enmity of feelings of hatred between different groups and criminal intimidation.

The police served notice on his at his residence and deployed large number of police personnel giving indications that he will be arrested.

However, Ayyanna filed a quash petition in the High Court seeking to quash the cases filed against him.

The High Court issued stay orders on the cases booked by AP police.

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Ticket Pricing Issue: AP Govt ‘Delay Tactics’ Continue

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The Andhra Pradesh High Court has been furious against the GO 35 that is issued by the AP government to control the ticket prices in the state. The High Court asked the government to suspend the GO but the AP government has been strict on its stand. To delay this, a Committee has been formed and the government told the Court that the Affidavit will be filed based on the report that will be submitted by the Committee. The AP High Court postponed the next hearing to February 10th.

This makes it clear that the Sankranthi 2022 releases would not receive any relief about the flexible ticket pricing in the state. The AP government challenged the High Court’s decision in a Division Bench forming a Committee for the same. The Committee is expected to meet once again soon and they would submit the report to the government of Andhra Pradesh. This makes it clear that AP government is keen to delay the issue in the court. Tollywood will have to wait till the issue gets resolved in the court.

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Ashok gets reprieve from AP High Court!

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TDP senior leader Ashok Gajapthi Raju got a repreive from Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday (today) in connection with recent violent incidents at Ramateertham temple.

The High Court directed AP police not to proceed against Ashok on the FIR filed against him in this case until further orders.

The AP police in Vizianagarama district booked a case against Raju at Nellimarla police station following a complaint lodged by temple executive officer Prasad Rao.

Raju, who is TDP politburo member and also the heriditary trustee of the temple was booked under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

They were booked on charges of using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duty, damaging public property and creating nuisance.

Raju and his supporters allegedly tried to remove the plaque installed to lay foundation for reconstruction of the temple alleging violation of protocol and temple traditions.

The incident happene minutes before Deputy CM Pushpa Srinvani and endowments minister V.Srinivas laid foundation.

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Jagan govt received a jolt in High Court over fee regulation!

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The YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh headed by Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy suffered a jolt yet again in the AP High Court on Monday (today).

This time it was on regulating fees in private schools and junior colleges in Andhra Pradesh. The YSRCP government has issued GO 53 and GO 54 on August 24 this year fixing fees for students in private schools and junior colleges.

The High Court on Monday struck down both the GOs issued by the state government.

The managements of private schools and junior colleges challenged these GOs in the High Court arguing that the fees fixed by the state government were ‘irrational’ and the managements cannot run institutions with the lower fees prescribed by the state government.

They brought to the notice of the High Court that the state government unilaterally fixed fee structure in schools and colleges without taking into consideration the costs incurred by the managements to provide infrastructure facilities and the expenditure incurred on salaries and other expenses.

They contended that parents sent their children to private schools only after they feel satisfied with fees collected from them.

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Andhra HC allows Amaravati farmers to hold public meeting in Tirupati

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The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday allowed farmers of Amaravati region to organise a public meeting in Tirupati on December 17.

The court gave the permission for the meeting subject to certain conditions. The organisers were directed to hold the meeting from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and follow Covid-19 protocol.

The court order came a day after the mega foot march by farmers and women of Amaravati to demand that Amaravati be retained as the only state capital concluded in Tirupati.

After covering 450 km in 44 days, the ‘Mahapadyatra’ from Amaravati to Tirupati ended at Alipiri, the foothills of Sri Venkateswara temple.

The Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi and Amaravati Joint Action Committee wanted to organise the public meeting at the end of the ‘Mahapadyatra’ but Chittoor district police denied the permission.

Following this, they approached the High Court. The counsel on behalf of petitioners argued that the foot march concluded smoothly without any law and order problems

The government submitted to the court that if the public meeting was allowed, it could lead to clashes on regional lines. It brought to court’s notice certain video clips of farmers allegedly attacking police during the ‘Mahapadyatra’.

The court rejected the arguments of the government and allowed the farmers to conduct the meeting. The organisers were directed to avoid making comments which could lead to law and order problems.

Rayalaseema Hakkula Sadhana Samithi, a group fighting for the rights of Rayalaseema region, wanted to organise a public meeting the same day but the court made it clear that two meeting can’t be allowed the same day and suggested it to hold the meeting on some other day.

Chittoor is part of Rayalaseema region. As per the decision of the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government in 2019, the state will have three state capitals.

It proposes to develop Kurnool in Rayalaseema as the judicial capital and Visakhapatnam in north coastal Andhra as administrative capital while Amaravati will be retained only as the legislative capital.

Farmers of 29 villages of Amaravati region, who had given 33,000 acres of land for development of the state capital when Telugu Desam Party (TDP) was in power, have been protesting against the government move for more than 700 days. They want Amaravati to be developed as the only state capital.

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Andhra HC grants anticipatory bail to retired IAS officer

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The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday granted interim anticipatory bail to retired IAS officer K. Lakshminarayana in a case relating to alleged irregularities that took place in the AP State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) during the previous TDP regime.

The former director of APSSDC had approached the high court for anticipatory bail. The court granted him the same for 15 days.

The CID, probing the alleged irregularities, had searched the house of Lakshminrayana in Hyderabad on Friday.

The former bureaucrat, who was a key official in the TDP government headed by Chandrababu Naidu, fainted during the CID searches and was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad.

The CID had also served a notice on Lakshminarayana directing him to appear before it at its headquarters in Mangalagiri for further inquiry on Monday.

The CID is probing misappropriation of Rs 242 crore in executing one of the projects. The agency filed an FIR against the retired IAS officer and 25 others including former Special Secretary, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department, and the then ex-officio Secretary to Chief Minister and MD and CEO of APSSDC, Ghanta Subba Rao.

They were accused of alleged diversion of Rs 242 crore by Designtech and Siemens Projects through various shell companies.

The APSSDC claimed that it had procured software worth Rs 242 crore from Designtech Systems but the probe revealed that no such software was provided to it.

On a complaint by APSSDC’s current Chairman K. Ajay Reddy, the CID started a probe in July and registered a case on December 9 under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act.

Meanwhile, the CID on Monday registered a case against Vemuri Radhakrishna, managing director of Telugu newspaper ‘Andhrajyothi’ and news channel ABN-Andhrajyothi.

A zero FIR was registered at CID police station in Mangalagiri on a complaint by a CID official that Radhakrishna, along with some others, had reached Lakshminarayana’s house in Hyderabad on December 10 when the searches were being conducted and they tried to obstruct them from discharging their official duties.

The FIR has named Radhakrishna, a lawyer, a reporter and a videographer.

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Jagananna Vidya Deevena scheme receives a jolt in AP High Court!

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The YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh headed by Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy received yet another jolt in AP High Court on Monday (today).

The High Court dismissed the review petition filed by Jagan government on Jagananna Vidya Deevena scheme.

Under this scheme, the AP government reimburses fees for students pursuing education in schools and colleges. The government credits amount in the bank accounts of mothers of students.

The managements of private educational institutions challenged the decision of the state government to credit the amount in the bank accounts of mothers instead of college managements in the High Court.

The High Court single bench judge had earlier quashed the orders of the AP government and directed the government to credit the amount in the bank accounts of college managements.

The AP government challenged the single judge orders before the High Court division bench and filed a review petition.

The division bench of the High Court has dismissed AP government’s review petition on Monday and directed the government to credit the amount in the bank accounts of college managements.

The Jagan government is accused of crediting amount in the bank accounts of mothers with an eye on ‘vote bank politics’.

On November 30 recently, CM Jagan transferred Rs 686 crore towards third instalment of Vidya Deevena scheme into the bank accounts of 9.87 lakh mothers of 11.03 lakh students.

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Andhra government withdraws controversial order on women police

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The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday conveyed to High Court that it was withdrawing an order designating Grama Mahila Samrakshana Karyadarsis or women protection secretaries as ‘Mahila Police’.

During the hearing of a petition challenging the order, the government informed the court it is taking back the same.

The bench comprising Chief Justice Prashant Kumar Mishra and Justice A.V. Sesha Sai was informed that the government is working details as to how to use the services of the women. The court was told that an affidavit would be filed in this regard.

Following this, the court adjourned the hearing to the next week.

In October, the court had directed the government to file a counter, explaining that on what grounds it proposed to designate ward and village women protection secretaries as mahila police and entrust them certain responsibilities supposed to be discharged by the Police Department.

The court had issued notices to the Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary, Home, and Chairpersons of the Andhra Pradesh Police Service Commission (APPSC).

A. Umamaheswara Rao of Visakhapatnam had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the order on the ground that it violates police recruitment board rules.

In June, the state government elevated the women protection secretaries to Mahila police constables.

Close to 15,000 women were appointed by the District Collectors in the village and ward secretariats that were created by the Jagan Mohan Reddy government in July 2019.

Under the plan, the grama mahila samrakshana karyadarsis/ward mahila samrakshana karyadarsi were given 15 responsibilities such as reporting crime and law and order issues to local police SHO, sensitising women on crimes, domestic violence, cybercrime, stress management, gender-based violence, safeguarding public properties and others.

So far, the GMSK/WMSKs used to work assisting the police in solving women-related problems in both urban areas and villages.

The redesignation exercise had placed the women protection secretaries on par with the women constables of the state police force.

The order had stated that the mahila police constables will be the representatives of the nearest police station and be given the same uniform as woman constables. They will enjoy the same powers and responsibilities as constables. As per the order, additional head constable posts will also be created for the mahila police.

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AP High Court slams Kuppam cops for preventing TDP election campaign

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The AP High Court took a serious view of the hyper enthusiasm of the police in Kuppam. It slammed the Kuppam police for trying to obstruct the TDP leaders from conducting their election campaign. It strongly reprimanded Palamner DSP for his actions, which the court said were uncalled for.

Palamaner DSP has asked the TDP candidates contesting the elections to the Kuppam Municipal Council to obtain permission before conducting an election campaign. The DSP even served a notice on the TDP leaders. The TDP approached the High Court seeking action against the DSP. The court, which examined the complaint, severely criticised the police for putting spokes in the election campaign of a candidate contesting elections.

The police action has come in for all round condemnation. Many analysts slammed for police for preventing the TDP from campaigning. Campaigning during election is a matter of right and the police have no right to stop the campaigning. Political analysts say that the police were being ‘more loyal than the king. They slammed the police over-action.

Curiously, no such rules seem to apply for the ruling YSRCP. The very same police have neither served a notice on the YSRCP nor asked it to obtain permission to hold an election campaign. The rules seem to apply only to the TDP. Now the situation is likely to change after the High Court’s censure.

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YSRCP MLA gets High Court notices on withdrawal of police cases!

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YSRCP MLA from Jaggayyapeta constituency Udayabhanu Samineni, who is also a government whip in AP Legislative Assembly got notices from the AP High Court on the issue of the YSRCP government withdrawing 10 police cases booked against.

AP Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy in May this year issued orders withdrawing ten cases booked against Udayabhanu during TDP regime.

A petition was filed by one Krishnanjaneyulu from APJF challenging these orders.

The High Court which heard the case on Friday (today) asked YSRCP government where was the need to issue a GO withdrawing 10 police cases registered against Udayabhanu.

The High Court issued notices to MLA as well as AP home secretary and AP DGP and asked them to file a counter within three weeks.

The police booked cases against Udayabhanu for the kidnapping of officials and also obstructing officials from performing duties.

These cases were booked in Vastavai, Nandigama and Chillakallu police stations.

However, the Jagan government dropped all these case at one go by issuing a single GO.

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AP High Court supports curbs on Ganesh pandals in public places

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The Andhra Pradesh High Court has come in support of YSRCP government’s decision to impose curbs on public celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi festival from September 10 to 19.

However, the court directed AP government to allow Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations in private places duly following Covid norms.

The AP government recently issued orders imposing ban on setting up Ganesh pandals in public places which created a furore.

Opposition TDP and BJP strongly opposed curbs on Ganesh Chaturthi festivals and holding protest rallies across the state.

A petition was filed in AP High Court challenging state government’s orders on curbs on Ganesh festival celebrations.

The High Court issued directions on Wednesday (today) stating that there is nothing wrong in state government imposing restrictions on public celebrations in the wake of Covid conditions in state and to prevent Covid third wave.

However, the court directed state government not to impose restrictions on setting up pandals in private places.

The High Court allowed setting up of Ganesh pandals in private places and allowed five devotees at a time to perform pujas at pandals duly following Covid norms.

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