Legal Correspondent

High Court directs police to submit report within two weeks

HYDERABAD: Justice N.V. Ramana of the High Court on Friday directed the police to submit a report within two weeks about the investigation against Shivlal Yadav and other officer-bearers of the Hyderabad Cricket Association in the case registered about alleged misuse of funds.

The judge was dealing with a writ petition filed by C. Babu Rao Sagar complaining of inaction on the part of the police.

Case registered long ago

He said that a case was registered long back on a complaint made by him and police have taken some statements, but have not filed charge sheet or apprehended the accused.

Serious allegations

In the complaint, he made serious allegations against Shivlal Yadav who was holding an important position in the HCA.

The judge asked the police to file report about the progress they made and explain the delay.

Meanwhile, Justice L. Narasimha Reddy stayed the operation of GO 249 issued regularising prime lands in the city only to the extent of land given to Greater Banjara Housing Society.

GO operation stayed

K. Vijay Kumar and others filed the writ petition complaining that the government had regularised the land in favour of the housing society in the name of GO MS 166.

They said that the case is pending in the special court dealing with land grabbing and in such situations, the government cannot act in favour of one party.

He said the statute prohibits such regularisation.

The judge stayed the operation of the GO to the extent the petitioners raised the objection.