High Court seeks footage of damage to Bidadi ashram

High Court seeks footage of damage to Bidadi ashram

The High Court on Wednesday directed Nithyananda to produce video clippings of the damage allegedly caused during the police raid on his Ashram.

Nithyananda had filed a petition seeking a compensation of Rs 10 crore from the government towards the damage. Ravi B Naik, counsel for the self-styled godman, claimed that there were no illegal activities in the Ashram and the chief minister ordered action on the basis of news reports in television channels.

He said he will produce the video clippings and photographs showing the damage.

Additional Advocate General K M Nataraj submitted that the government has unlocked the Ashram and handed over the keys to the concerned. He claimed there was no damage to the property. Justice Gunjal adjourned the hearing to June 29.

In-service doctors’ plea

The High Court has continued the stay on the counselling for admission of in-service doctors to PG courses.

The court also ordered to maintain status quo for the admissions made already while hearing a petition filed by Dr Sonia and 10 others, challenging the government’s decision to amend the rules that mandated doctors to complete at least six years in-service to qualify for postgraduate courses.

The changes made to the rules in January 2012, had affected the doctors who have already served six years of duty, the petitioners argued.

The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna adjourned the matter to
July 2.

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