HC tells govt to table Manippady report

HC tells govt to table Manippady report

The Karnataka High Court. DH file photo

The Karnataka High Court has directed Principal Secretary of the Minority Department to place the Anwar Manippady report on encroachment of Wakf properties before the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly within four weeks.

Observing orally that another chance would not be given to comply with the  order, the court warned of framing charges against him on his failure to follow its instructions.

The court adjourned the hearing of the case on November 12, 2018.

A division bench headed by Justice Raghavendra Chauhan was hearing a contempt of court petition filed against the principal secretary for not tabling the report before the assembly as directed by the court on September 10, 2015.

The 7,000-page report of Manippady, a former chairman of Karnataka State Minorities Commission, details the encroachments on Wakf properties.
Former minister S K Kantha had filed the contempt petition against the state government for its failure to place the report before the legislature despite the undertaking given by it on September 10, 2015.