Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Prove bonafide on fines imposed: Hyderabad HC to TTD Executive Officers

Hyderabad: A two judge PIL Bench of the High Court at Hyderabad comprising acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili on Tuesday granted two more weeks to the TTD Executive Officers to prove bonafide on the fines imposed by them on the erring hoteliers at Tirumala in Chittoor district. The Bench is dealing with a case filed by the Parihaara Sewa Samithi against the exorbitant prices charged by the hoteliers from the pilgrims visiting Tirumala. Earlier the bench had asked the TTD Executive Officer to be present in the court for failing to submit a report on action taken and a counter affidavit. Shivraj Srinivas, appearing for the TTD Executive Officer stated that a fine of about 21 lakhs was imposed on the erring hoteliers as on 28-10-2017. The bench adjourned the matter and asked to show whether the fines levied were paid by the violators.

HC seeks affidavit on land acquisition

A two judge PIL Bench of the High Court at Hyderabad comprising acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili on Tuesday granted one week time to AP Advocate General to file an affidavit showing notifications issued under section 19 of the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 and whether rehabilitation and resettlement packages were awarded to the persons affected by acquisition of land in Guntur district. The Bench also directed the government to explain how many such acquisitions have been rescinded. The Bench is dealing with a writ plea filed by AP Agricultural Union complaining against the action of the AP government in acquiring lands in Guntur and not providing rehabilitation and resettlement. The Bench directed the State government to file its detailed affidavit furnishing information as directed.

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