High Court allows Telgi to attend daughter's wedding

High Court allows Telgi to attend daughter's wedding

The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday permitted stamp paper racket kingpin Abdul Kareem Lala Telgi to attend his daughter's wedding under police cover

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Hearing a petition by Telgi, the division bench, comprising Justice Mohan Shantanagowdar and Justice C R Kumaraswami, granted him liberty to attend his daughter's wedding on June 5.

As per court's directions, Telgi should leave Parappana Agrahara central prison under police cover in the morning and return before 6 pm the same day.

Telgi had sought 30 days’ bail to attend his daughter's wedding. In his contention, he had stated that she being his only daughter, his presence is necessary.

His presence is all the more needed as the health of his wife is deteriorating.

Citing the medical board's report, which says that Telgi is suffering from various ailments,  counsel for the petitioner M T  Nanaiah said that due to various illnesses, his movement has been restricted as he is dependent on a wheelchair.

However, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), in its objections, pointed out that there are several cases pending against him and granting bail in one case will result in showing liberty in other cases too.

The counsel for the CBI said permission of one day to attend the wedding is sufficient.

The Bench then rejected the bail plea, granting him liberty to attend the wedding for a day.

RTE admissions

The High Court on Tuesday directed Gandhi Central English Primary School, run by Vidyavardhaka Sangha in Bangalore, to admit 12 children to their school under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

The parents of the children, who had moved the High Court, said that despite the RTE committee clearing the names for admission, the school had refused admission.

They contended that they belong to economically weaker sections and have not applied in any other school for admission. Justice A S Bopanna has directed the school to admit the children.

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