The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) were granted time till October 6 by the Supreme Court to respond on a petition alleging that wrongful and irregular procedure was being followed at Tirupati Balaji
The Telangana High Court has banned the immersion of Ganesh idols made of plaster of paris (POP) in Hussain Sagar Lake and other lakes in the city keeping in mind pollution of the Hussain Sagar Lake as well as the Covid-19 pandemic.
The High Court held that the officers were directed to be present if the payments have not been made. The presence of two officers and the application of the Principal Finance Secretary to dispense with his presence itself demonstrates that all payments have not been made.
The High Court observed that the only allegation made against the petitioner is that he was not diligent in guarding the red sandal logs, but as noticed by the Enquiry Officer himself, the petitioner was not on duty on the day on which the alleged offence took place
The bench of Justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheshwari observed that without considering the facts of the case, "the question as to whether the allegations in the FIR or complaint prima facie constitute any offence or make out a case against the accused, cannot be decided".
In this matter, last year, the Andhra Pradesh High Court issued interim orders on an application filed by Dammalapati Srinivas, hours after the State Anti-Corruption Bureau filed a case against him & 12 others for insider trading in Amaravati under the Prevention of Corruption Act & sections of the IPC.