Justice K.C.Bhanu of the High Court on Monday, while adjourning the petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking cancellation of bail to Vijayasai Reddy, commented on the attitude of the CBI in not arresting the others accused in the case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation special court had granted bail to Vijayasai Reddy and the agency filed a petition in the form of urgent lunch motion in the High Court seeking cancellation of the bail. Counsel for the Central Bureau of Investigation wondered how the Central Bureau of Investigation special court could grant bail in this manner solely on the ground that the other accused persons were let off. However, the judge questioned how such reasoning could be faulted.

He reminded the Central Bureau of Investigation counsel that the other accused persons were not arrested and adjourned the case to Wednesday.

There are 12 individuals and corporates accused in the initial charge-sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the case against Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.

There are also 70 accused in the First Information Report (FIR).

YSR Congress Party chief and Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy and Mr. Vijayasai Reddy figure as accused number one and two, respectively, in the charge-sheet as well as First Information Report.

The Central Bureau of Investigation told the trial court that it would file a series of charge-sheets in the case and Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy and Mr. Vijayasai Reddy would be included as accused in all of them.

Minorities panel chief

A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice P. V. Sanjay Kumar on Monday expressed deep displeasure over the attitude of the State government in dealing with the appointment of the Chairperson of the State Minorities Commission.

The Bench called for a file pertaining to the appointment in a public interest petition.

After perusing the papers, the Bench said that the government was not serious on the issue and adjourned the matter to June expressing the hope that the government would act upon the matter expeditiously.

Pre-natal

diagnostic tests

The Bench also directed the government to respond expeditiously in a writ petition complaining about the non-implementation of statutes prohibiting tests leading to female foeticide.

Letter as petition

The Bench was treating a letter written by Amrita Ahluwalia as a writ petition.

She named two major corporate hospitals in the State capital in her petition and said that the government was not serious about the implementation of rules forbidding pre-natal diagnostic tests. The Bench granted two weeks to the government for filing counter-affidavit.