The Karnataka High Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing on a public interest litigation petition that has challenged the instruction for removal of three “sensitive” art pieces from an exhibition at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath recently.

In his petition, a city-based advocate has questioned the “oral instruction” given by the Bangalore City Police to the exhibition authorities based on the complaint by politicians regarding the art work of Anirudh Sainath Krishnamani.

The petitioner had said that the instruction by the police was in violation of guideline of Supreme Court on registering cases based on complaints and conducting investigation, and sought a direction to the State authorities to follow guidelines.

However, a Division Bench comprising acting Chief Justice K Sreedhar Rao and Justice S Abdul Nazeer adjourned hearing asking the petitioner to amend the relief sought while observing that prayers made in the petition ''has wide range'' and were not specific.

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