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HC reserves verdict on engineers? writ

A DIVISION bench of the High Court comprising Justice Bhanwar Singh and Justice JM Paliwal reserved its verdict on over two-dozen writ petitions filed by PWD engineers and contractors of Rae Bareli and Lakhimpur Kheri for quashing the FIRs lodged against them for constructing sub-standard roads.

india Updated: Oct 19, 2006 10:38 IST

A DIVISION bench of the High Court comprising Justice Bhanwar Singh and Justice JM Paliwal reserved its verdict on over two-dozen writ petitions filed by PWD engineers and contractors of Rae Bareli and Lakhimpur Kheri for quashing the FIRs lodged against them for constructing sub-standard roads.

It may be recalled that the PWD after holding a high-level enquiry into the poor and sub-standard construction of roads, following repeated complaints, had lodged FIRs against JEs, AEs, executive engineers, Superintending engineers and contractors.

Several writ petitions were accordingly filed at the Lucknow bench of the High Court praying to quash the FIRs lodged against them (including Mahendra Tiwari and others) and for staying their arrest in the meanwhile.

The bench after hearing arguments of both the sides at length reserved it verdict on the bunch of writ petitions here on Wednesday.

PIL hearing adjourned

A PUBLIC Interest Litigation (PIL) filed earlier for stopping grant of subsidy to the Haj pilgrims or pilgrims of any other community came up for hearing before the Lucknow bench of the High Court here today.

The bench comprising Justices Jagdish Bhalla and DV Sharma adjourned the hearing of the PIL to November 21.

The PIL was filed long back by a Shiv Sena activist Bharat Nath Shukla through advocate Hari Shanker Jain questioning grant of subsidy to Haj pilgrims.

Resolution passed

DEBTS RECOVERY Tribunal (DRT) presiding officer Narendra Prakash and his subordinate officers have been requested not to pass any adverse orders on Dhanteras, Pareva and Bhai Duj respectively.

A unanimous resolution to the above effect was passed at a meeting of the advisory committee of the DRT Bar Association here on Wednesday as notified by its general secretary GS Misra. The meeting was presided over by its president SK Sinha.