BENGALURU: The Karnataka Excessive Court docket has requested Rakesh Shetty, Managing Director of Energy Sensible Media (CPC) Pvt Ltd, to strategy the trial courtroom for return of kit like servers, laptops, DVRs seized by town police. The gear was seized following a grievance filed by a building firm few days after a programme was aired concentrating on the relations of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.
Passing the order lately on a plea filed by Shetty questioning the grievance registered by contractor Chandrakantha Ramalingam and in search of instructions to revive telecast of the social media platforms of the tv channel, Justice Suraj Govindaraj stated the applying might be thought of by the trial courtroom when it comes to the statement of the excessive courtroom and the seized objects ought to to be returned with phrases and situations which will deem match and correct.
The choose additionally directed town police to return the login credentials of the Fb and YouTube accounts of the petitioner saying they’re vital for the petitioner to hold out his day-to-day enterprise. The cops can saved the info downloaded from these accounts in protected custody for investigation, however they can’t block the accounts on the bottom of investigation, the choose stated.
Contemplating the case involving allegations and counter allegations by the petitioner and the complainant, the choose stated that every one these allegations must be investigated by the authority involved. Therefore, the petitioner’s plea to quash the grievance can’t be granted. However the petitioner is at liberty to strategy the excessive courtroom after a chargesheet is filed, the choose added.
KPCL restrained from drilling boreholes in Sharavathy
Bengaluru : The Excessive Court docket on Friday restrained the Karnataka Energy Company Ltd (KPCL) from finishing up drilling of boreholes contained in the Lion-Tailed Macaque Sanctuary of Sharavathy Valley, for a hydro-electric energy undertaking. Noting that prima facie each the State Wildlife Board and Standing Committee of Nationwide Board for Wildlife haven’t utilized their thoughts earlier than allowing the KPCL to hold out a survey and geo-technical investigation, the bench stated that the authorities are restrained from sinking 12 boreholes within the valley until November 24, the subsequent date of listening to. A bench was listening to PILs filed by Edward Santhosh Martin and United Conservation Motion Charitable and Welfare Belief.
Court docket asks cops to arrest Sampath Raj
The Excessive Court docket on Friday directed town police to take all steps to arrest former mayor Sampath Raj, who’s absconding after being booked over riots in DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations limits within the metropolis. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty handed the order after a counsel of a petitioner identified that Raj absconded after being discharged from a hospital. The bench stated that there’s some substance within the grievances made by the counsel of a petitioner. Subsequently, cops ought to arrest the accused and the investigation officer ought to submit particulars of steps taken in a sealed cowl on the subsequent date of listening to. The bench, which was listening to a batch of PILs regarding the riots, directed the state to supply infrastructure to the Claims Commissioner who was appointed to evaluate the harm, examine legal responsibility and advocate compensation to the victims of the riots.