HC seeks to know time needed to set up mobile vet hospitals

The High Court on Wednesday directed the government to inform it about the time required to set up mobile veterinary hospitals.

Hearing a PIL petition by animal rights organisation Compassionate Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA ) and others, the division bench comprising acting Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice Ram Mohan Reddy lashed out at the government for not implementing the earlier court order.

The counsel for the government submitted that the hospitals would come up in a phased manner and that four of them would be established first.

“You can close down all the hospitals at a time and do not want to start mobile hospitals at a time? What will happen to the livestock in the City till then?” the bench said.

The bench also lashed out at the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), when the counsel said that it is not the responsibility of BBMP to run veterinary hospitals.

Compliance report sought
The High Court has directed the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) to submit a compliance report with regard to the Supreme Court directions over the plight of prisoners languishing in jails without trial for a long time.

The direction was issued by a division bench comprising acting Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice Ram Mohan Reddy, while hearing a suo motu public interest litigation on the apex court directions. The counsel representing the government took note of the matter.
The Supreme Court had issued directions on how to deal with women convicts and their children and facilities to be provided in case a woman convict is pregnant.

KPSC case
The High Court has asked the government to provide details on the latest position regarding the reference made to the President of India by the Governor of Karnataka with regard to the suspension of Mangala Sridhar, a former member of the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC).

The court was hearing a petition filed by Mangala, challenging the single bench order that her suspension was valid. A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice Ram Mohan Reddy directed the government to provide details on the latest position about the reference made by the governor.

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