High Court seeks affidavit on intelligence bureau

High Court seeks affidavit on intelligence bureau

R N Kulakarni had approached the court alleging that the IB had been functioning in an extra-constitutional manner. He had submitted that after independence, the Parliament had failed to enact a law for the regulation, recruitment, discipline, control and operation of the agency.

“The extra-constitutional status of the Intelligence Bureau violates the Article 21 of the Constitution,” the petitioner claimed. He sought directions to the authorities concerned to safeguard fundamental rights of the citizens. The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice H G Ramesh sought a counter affidavit from the Union and State Governments.

CID report challenged

A successful candidate of the Karnataka Public Service Commission examinations in 1998 has challenged the CID report indicting her for submitting a false caste certificate.
According to the CID report, D R Pushpa, now serving as district marketing officer, had submitted category 3A caste certificate (‘Vokkaliga’) during her selection.

The investigation, however, revealed that the certificate had been issued to another person, Madegowda. The special tahsildar, Bangalore North Taluk had issued the caste certificate. The CID submitted the report to the High Court in June this year.

Pushpa, in her petition, has stated that the investigation agency has wrongfully dragged her name into the controversy. She alleged that the report had adversely affected her promotion prospects.

The petitioner has claimed that in the register maintained at the tahsildar’s office, her name appears at serial number 11522 whereas the CID report mentions the number as 1/1522, which refers to Madegowda.

The tahsildar issued the caste certificate on the basis of the supporting documents and the report of the revenue inspector concerned, she has stated, asserting that she had not concealed any material fact at any stage. The petitioner has termed the CID report as illegal, arbitrary and vague. Justice Mohana Shanthanagoudar ordered notices to CID, State Government and others.

Notice to PG centre

The High Court has ordered notice to the Principal Secretary, Higher Education department and others in a petition questioning running MPEd courses at the Chitradurga post graduation centre without recognition.

Petitioner, Karibasavaraju, a Davangere advocate had approached the Court contending that the PG centre had no recognition as required under National Council for Teachers Education Act and 30 candidates who passed out from the centre would be jobless.

The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice H G Ramesh ordered notice to Higher Education secretary, vice-chancellor of Davangere University and Chitradurga Post Graduation Centre co-ordinator.

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