Justice L. Narasimha Reddy of the A.P. High Court on Thursday stayed the trial before designated court looking into the Satyam Computers case for four weeks as the case to be prosecuted by Enforcement Directorate (ED) was not yet made over to the same court.

The judge was passing these orders in a writ petition filed by Vadlamani Srinivas and Ramakrishna, accused in the case.

The petitioners contended that the Central Bureau of Investigation wanted to go ahead with the case in the Special Court and the ED wanted to come on at later stage. It was averred that the Supreme Court had directed that cases arising out of this be tried expeditiously and by the same presiding officer.

They argued that if they disclosed the defence now, the ED that would come at later stage would plug the loop holes.

The ED told the court that they made an application to the High Court on administrative side, to notify the court trying the CBI case as the designated court to try the offences under the Money Laundering Act. At any time permission may be accorded and they were ready to go ahead with prosecuting the accused, they added. The judge stayed the trial for a month and adjourned the case to January 24.

Talent tests stayed

Justice Narasimha Reddy on Thursday stayed the talent tests under whatever name they were sought to be conducted by Viswabharati institutions.

The interim orders were passed in a writ petition filed by the AP Unaided Schools Managements Association. It was contended that the talent tests Olympiads were violative of the Right to Education Act. The children cannot be permitted to appear for such tests.