Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday ordered issue of notice to the State Government, Director-General and Inspector-General of Police, Kannada Sene and other respondents on a petition by Jindal Steel of Bangalore.

The court, in an interim order, directed that sene president K.P. Kumar and sene’s district unit president Singapura Venkatesh to be restricted from entering the Jindal premises and also restrained them from “attacking” the petitioner.

Justice N. Kumar, who heard the petition, also ordered issue of notice to Mr. Kumar and Mr. Venkatesh.

In its petition, the company said that it wanted a direction to the authorities to restrain Mr. Kumar and Mr. Venkatesh from attacking employees, holding unlawful agitation or blocking Tumkur Road near the premises of the petitioner pending disposal of the writ petition.

According to the company, the Kannada Sene represented by its president, had written to its managing director on June 10, 2008 making several allegations against it. The letter had also threatened Jindal of agitation.