HC directs RGUHS to implead in BBMP medical officers' plea

HC directs RGUHS to implead in BBMP medical officers' plea

The High Court on Thursday directed Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) to implead in the petition filed by 10 BBMP medical officers seeking quashing of FIR filed against them for studying PG in public health in an unrecognised college and claiming allowances for the same.

Social activist Udayshankar had lodged a complaint with the BMTF complaining that the BBMP medical officers have claimed allowances to study PG in public health in an unrecognised college. 

The medical officers argued that they had taken admissions for the PG course at Padmashree School of Public Health and claimed allowances to the tune of Rs 45,000 per month.  Following an inquiry into the matter, the RGUHS had written to the BMTC stating that the said college was not recognised under the said university.

An FIR was filed against 11 medical officers. Of which, Dr Vedavathi BJ, Dr Sujatha S, Dr Devika Rani, Dr G Dhanalakshmi, Dr Komala KR, Dr N Bhagyalakshmi, Dr Nayanatara N Patil, Dr Kalavathi Devi L, Dr Sunitha B and Dr Sandhya Rani have approached the court.  The medical officers have sought quashing of the FIR against them. Justice Rathnakala directed to implead the RGUHS and adjourned the hearing.

‘Pay compensation ’

The High Court on Wednesday directed the Revenue officials to pay the remaining compensation of Rs 47 crore in 10 days to the land owners whose land has been acquired by the government to develop the Nyaya Degula premises at Wilson Garden in the City. 

The petitioners, BR Zakir Ahmed Khan and three others, had contended that the State government had acquired 5,000 sq metre of their land around the Nyaya Degula (family court) premises for extension. 

The government agreed to pay Rs 76 crore as compensation and had paid only Rs 29 crore, so far.  The petitioners sought the court to direct the government to clear the remaining amount. 

Justice Anand Byrareddy directed the authorities to pay the remaining amount within 10 days and adjourned the hearing.

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