HC adjourns hearing on bank fraud allegations


During the hearing, Ravindran, Additional Solicitor General, South, arguing for the Counsel for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said that there has been no progress in the case since past eight months.

One of the counsels for the former Minister submitted that there was no dishonest intention as the money has been returned to the banks and is unable to understand the intention of CBI. Senior counsel Ravi B Naik, Counsel for Sudhakar submitted that the case is politically motivated. The Court has adjourned the matter.

Petition dismissed

The High Court has dismissed a petition seeking directions to absorb employees of Karnataka State Construction Corporation Limited  (KSCCL) in various other departments, as promised by the government.

The petitioner, K M Ananda had moved the High Court challenging the notification order by the Secretary, Public Works Department (PWD), dated 8 November, 2008 to take up Voluntary Retirement Service (VRS) or face retrenchment.

The petitioner submitted that the KSCCL was closed down in 2003 and the Government had promised to absorb the employees in other department in the legislative council. However, the notification dated 8 November came as a shock, he said seeking to quash it.

Justice Ram Mohan Reddy who heard the matter dismissed the petition and observed, “Statements made by Minister on the floor of the house cannot invest the petitioners a right to absorption.”

The petitioners are left with the option of VRS or retrenchment.

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