The Andhra Pradesh High Court would hear on Monday a criminal petition filed by Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy challenging the order of the CBI Special Court making available all documents seized by the investigative agency to Income Tax department.

Justice Raja Elango adjourned the petitions to Monday. Mr. Jagan had questioned the power of the Special Court to give an omnibus direction that all documents be handed over to the Income tax department when the application did not mention the details of such applications, the need for them or the provision under which they were sought.


In a case of alleged harassment of a person to give evidence in Emaar Properties case, Justice Vilas Afzalpurkar adjourned the writ petition filed by Seetaramaswami Naidu by a week. The contention of the petitioner was that the CBI and its officials were “forcing” him to give evidence against himself in this case.

The Dirty Picture

Vara Prasad, the brother of late actress Silk Smitha, on Friday moved a fresh petition before the High Court seeking a stay of the certificate issued by the Censor Board permitting the exhibition of the Hindi film The Dirty Picture with Vidya Balan as the lead actress.

Contract lecturers

A full Bench comprising Justice V.V.S. Rao, Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice PV Sanjay Kumar has directed the contract lecturers working in Government colleges to approach the Administrative Tribunal for regularisation of their services. They should not approach the High Court directly.

The Bench held that that any claim to a civil post in the services of the State can only be subject matter of litigation before the service tribunal.

It set aside an earlier view of a Division Bench which required a person seeking regularisation of contract employees to approach the High Court and not the Tribunal.

Weightlifters' plea

Justice Vilas Afzalpurkar admitted a writ petition filed by State-level weightlifters Sai Lakshmi and others complaining that their chances for representing the State at the Nationals was being jeopardised due to the ongoing conflict between two groups each claiming to be the real AP Weight Lifting Association. The court directed the AP Olympics Association to conduct the selection and trials for sponsoring them to the national and international tournaments.