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‘Nonsense’ jibe: 2 babus now face HC warrant

HYDERABAD: Telangana top courtroom on Friday issued bailable warrants against state meeting secretary V Narasimhacharyulu and regulation secretary V Niranjan Rao after additional advocate common J Ramachandra Rao used the phrase ‘nonsense’ in a contempt listening to.
Justice B Siva Sankara Rao said the additional AG had insulted the courtroom by way of describing the proceedings as ‘nonsense’ and ordered city police commissioner to produce the two bureaucrats before the courtroom on Feb 15. The judge directed the police commissioner to take non-public bonds of Rs 10,000 every from the two if they comply with seem on their own.

The contempt case was filed by way of ex-Congress MLAs Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and S A Sampath Kumar from previous legislative Assembly, alleging that the two officials had no longer applied HC’s order on taking them again within the House. In March 2018, the two MLAs have been suspended from the House for the rest of their time period for unruly behaviour. The MLAs had approached the HC which had then ordered their reinstatement.

Warrants against regulation, meeting secys

The state govt and the meeting had filed an enchantment and a division bench closed the case saying that nothing was left to be adjudicated as that House itself have been dissolved and the subject had become infructuous.

The bench had, alternatively, left it to the one judge to take a decision on the contempt petition. That case was no longer closed and the state suggest has been taking adjournments. In a contempt case, as soon as the courtroom issues form-1 notice, it's crucial for the accused to physically seem before the courtroom.

On Friday morning, Justice Rao refused to grant any more adjournments asking the state govt and meeting officials to explain their case. Ramachandra Rao then steered the courtroom to close the contempt case according to the order of the division bench. At one point the additional AG described the continued process as ‘nonsense’ and said the courtroom was no longer permitting him to complete his arguments.

“Where is the need for the courtroom to hear the case when the meeting’s suggest may be no longer provide within the courtroom? I'm looking for time till Monday,” he said. The judge told him: “I'm telling you with a excellent sense, please argue your case.” The judge made it clear that contemnors have to seem before it and issued bailable warrants to them and posted the case to Feb 15.

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