Adilabad Chief Judicial Magistrate K. Ajit Simha Rao, who is also in-charge Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority, on Monday facilitated shifting of 75-year-old Battula Usender of Kasipet mandal to an old age home in Adilabad. The action came on the instructions of the Principal Sessions Judge and Chairman, DLSA, G. Gopala Krishna Murthy who allowed treating of a news item in a Telugu daily as a ‘petition’.

According to the news item Usender was abandoned by his son Rajender Prasad, head master at the Government Primary School, Kannepally in Koutala mandal. The DLSA Secretary got in touch with Kasipet police and organised transfer of the old person to the old age home.