Letter petition: Principal, manager summoned
TAKING COGNIZANCE on a letter petition, sent by a student of a local college, complaining harassment of students by college authorities by way of demanding a compulsory building development fee of Rs 1200 from each student, the Lucknow bench of the High Court, while seeking response, has called upon the principal and the manager of the institution to appear in person in the court on Wednesday.
Justice Jagdish Bhalla and Justice Dharamveer Sharma passed the above orders on a letter petition sent by a Class VIII student of the APS Academy Inter College, Telibagh Lucknow, Akash Kumar Vaishya in his own hand writing inter alia alleging that the college authorities were demanding building development fee of Rs 1200 from each student or else they would not be permitted to taek examination.
Arrest of MLA, kin stayed: Arrest of BJP MLA Rajendra Pratap Singh and his nephew Rakesh Kumar, in pursuance to an FIR lodged by a former MP Chandra Nath Singh at PS Patti, Pratapgarh under Section 395/397 IPC has been stayed by the High Court’s Lucknow Bench here till the next listing of the case.
Justice OP Srivastava and Justice JM Paliwal passed the above orders on a writ petition filed by the legislator and his kin jointly.
According to the complaints, the accused along with their aides had assaulted the complainant and his men at the police station itself and had also looted a gold chain and Rs. 20,000. On the contrary the petitioners had lodged cross FIR alleging assault by the complainant and his men.
Maintain status quo: The Lucknow bench of the High Court has directed the state of UP to maintain status quo with regard to the sports stadium, Faizabad till further orders of the court.
A division on Bench comprising Justice Jagdish Bhalla and Justice Dharamveer Sharma passed the above orders on a writ petition filed by a few sportsmen including Mohd Amir and others.
The petitioners had challenged the GO of January 3, 2006, by which the State Govt. had directed to deliver the possession of the sports stadium to the Secondary Education Department.
It was urged on behalf of the petitioner that all the sports activities being carried on at the sports stadium would come to a standstill if its possession were delivered to the secondary education department. It was accordingly prayed that the delivery of possession of the sports stadium to the Secondary Education Department may be deferred until the infrastructure of a well–equipped stadium is completed at the allotted site.
The bench accordingly directed the respondents not to create any hurdle or hindrance in the sports activities being carried on at the sports stadium and to maintain status quo till further orders of the court.