Kharge's son asked to produce documents

Hearing a petition challenging the election of Valmiki Nayak, Justice H N Nagamohan Das directed junior Kharge to produce the documents such as certificates issued by the Regional Transport Office.

The petitioner had moved the High Court against the alleged malpractices and misuse of government machinery during Chittapur byelections by the elected candidate Valmiki Nayak of  the BJP.

He had stated that people were brought in buses to vote and the officials colluded with them. He had also submitted that even his complaints were not entertained by the officials.

Justice Nagamohan Das, while directing to produce the original papers, adjourned the matter.

During the earlier hearing, the High Court had dismissed an application by Nayak seeking dismissal of the election petition filed against him.

Dismissing the application, Justice Nagamohan Das observed that the suit survives as the cause of action and the court will proceed with the hearing of the petition.

Commissioner told to appear

The Karnataka High Court has directed the Commissioner for the disabled, Secretary, Public Works Department, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) to appear before the Court on October 29 in connection with a contempt petition filed by Simha Raju.

Simha Raju, a physically challenged person, had filed a contempt petition for not implementing the High Court order by Division Bench headed by Justice Manjula Chellur to make public buildings disabled-friendly.

The matter had come up for hearing in the month of September before the Division Bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar. The Bench had directed the State Government to file objections.

During the hearing, when the State filed the list of buildings where the ramps and other disabled-friendly infrastructure has been created, the petitioner submitted that no such infrastructure exists over there.

The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice A S Bopanna have directed the officials to be present before the Court.  They have also been directed to file counter affidavit in this connection.

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