Division bench rejects KSHA secretary's plea

While disposing an appeal filed by K Krishnamurthy, Secretary, Karnataka State Hockey Association, the division bench headed by Justice KL Manjunath observed that the inclusion of two members from Hockey Karnataka to the electoral list of Hockey India is subject to the result of the writ petition pending before the single bench.

On July 7, the single bench of the High Court had directed Hockey India to include Hockey Karnataka members in the electoral list for its polls on July 28.  On July 13, the single judge modified the earlier interim order, directing Hockey India to consider Gayathri Murthy and AB Subbaiah as Hockey Karnataka representatives. Krishnamurthy challenged the order, stating it was illegal and beyond the scope of the writ petition.

Krishnamurthy stated that Hockey India wanted to keep him away from the elections.
The division bench observed that if any order was passed at this juncture it would not help the appellant as his nomination papers had already been rejected by Hockey India.
The nominations were scrutinised in New Delhi on Tuesday and the returning officer had rejected Krishnamurthy’s nomination.

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