Advocates file objections to Yeddyurappa's petition

The court had earlier directed them to file objections making the State or any other person a party, in the petition filed by Yeddyurappa challenging the sanction order of the Governor under Prevention of Corruption Act.

The advocates stated in their objections that Yeddyurappa was no longer the chief minister and there was no cause of action with regard to making the State government a party in the petition challenging the sanction accorded by the Governor.

Notice to registrar

The High Court has ordered show cause notice to the registrar in connection with the change in the Lokayukta advocate’s name, while hearing the bail petition of Katta Subramanya Naidu.

Justice Aravind Kumar was surprised to find the Lokayukta advocate too on record and sought to know the reason for it. Interestingly, advocate Rajendra Reddy, who has appeared for Lokayukta in this case, was not on record. He had been replaced by Belliappa.

Justice Kumar wanted to know how this had happened without bringing it to his notice, while the case is coming up for hearing for the first time. He ordered show cause notice to the registrar seeking clarification.

Meanwhile, the court wanted to know why the bail petition was being moved as urgent. The counsel for the petitioners, Ravi B Naik, cited health grounds. However, the court refused to buy the argument, stating there was no urgency and that the central prison had all the medical facilities which could be utilised.

“If there is any requirement, the court will make an order and ensure medical assistance from outside,” the court said and adjourned the matter.   

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