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`We approached Centre on NGEF'

Staff Reporter

HIGH COURTROUND-UP

BANGALORE: The Government on Wednesday told the Karnataka High Court that it had approached the Centre on the issue of revival of the defunct New Government Electric Factory (NGEF).

The Government advocate said the application was sent on September 23 and it sought adjournment because the Advocate-General (AG), who is representing the Government, was not available.

Justice Rammohan Reddy, who is hearing the case pertaining to the liquidation of NGEF, expressed his displeasure over the manner in which a bureaucrat had filed an application before the Centre without informing the court.

He said even if such an application was filed, it would not preclude the court from going ahead with the proceedings.

Sufficient time

He said he had given sufficient time and a Division Bench of the same court had asked him to dispose of the case expeditiously.

He hoped that the advocate-general would be present at the next date of hearing and adjourned hearing on the case.

Reversed

A Division Bench comprising Justice Chidananda Ullal and Justice V. Jagannathan reversed the acquittal of a constable from Bangalore and sentenced him to life imprisonment for killing his three-and-a-half-year-old son.

The constable, in a fit of anger after quarrelling with his wife, had taken his son and stabbed him.

A beat constable had nabbed him. A lower court had acquitted him saying that it was not possible for a beat constable to be present at the scene of the crime.

Allowed

Justice Huluvadi G. Ramesh on Wednesday allowed a criminal revision petition by the State against the order of the Principal District and Sessions Judge, Bijapur.

The District Judge was hearing a case of five murders in which 35 people were arrayed as accused.

He had refused to allow an application by State for examining additional eyewitnesses, saying that it would delay the trial.

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