Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: A Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court, comprising Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice A.S. Pachhapure, on Wednesday ordered issue of notice in a contempt petition filed against Ravi Belegere for anchoring a crime-based serial in one of the private television networks.

The Bench was told that the telecast of the episode was in violation of an earlier Division Bench order restraining the media from publishing or telecasting details of cases which are yet to be investigated or are under investigation.

Bail

The High Court on Wednesday granted bail to two youths, both sons of police officials, accused of being involved in the murder of a pub employee.

The youths are — V. Ajay Kumar who is the son of a woman police inspector and an assistant sub-inspector and Ghouse Mohiuddin Taj who is the son of a retired head constable.

Ajay and Ghouse were arrested by the Ashok Nagar police for allegedly being involved on January 6, 2007 in the murder of Gunashekaran, a bouncer at a pub on M.G. Road.

Acquitted

A Division Bench, comprising Justice V.G. Sabhahit and Justice Ravi B. Naik, acquitted Sanaullah alias Nasir of Millers Road, Bangalore, and reversed a lower court order sentencing him to life imprisonment. The 4th Additional City Civil and Sessions Judge, Bangalore, had, on April 5, 2003, sentenced Sanaullah to life imprisonment for murdering Bhaskar Dorairaju at Kamanahalli on September 30, 1999.

Stating that the case of the prosecution is doubtful, it set aside the trial court order and acquitted Sanaullah of murder.

Adjourned

Commissioner of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) S. Subramanya was present on Wednesday before a Division Bench, comprising Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice A.S. Pachhapure.

The Bench had asked the Commissioner to be present along with certain records. It was dealing with an appeal relating to a building in Bangalore. The Bench adjourned the case after hearing the Commissioner.

Taken to task

Director-General and Inspector-General of Police K. Sreenivasan on Wednesday was present before a Division Bench, comprising Justice K.L. Manjunath and Justice Jawad Rahim.

The Bench had, on Tuesday, directed State Public Prosecutor S. Dore Raju to ensure that the police official was present before it. When the matter came up, the Bench took to task the police for their lax attitude in furnishing details to the court relating to habeas corpus petitions.

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