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No need for TS to relocate HC

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The two-judge PIL bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Kalyanjyothi Sen Gupta and Justice P V Sanjay Kumar on Monday took on file a writ plea for separate High Courts for the states of Telangana and AP. The bench while making it clear that it would issue appropriate directions in the light of provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act and the letters written by the Union Minister of Law made some interesting comments.

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AP told to find suitable place for its High Court

Hyderabad: The two-judge PIL bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Kalyanjyothi Sen Gupta and Justice P V Sanjay Kumar on Monday took on file a writ plea for separate High Courts for the states of Telangana and AP. The bench while making it clear that it would issue appropriate directions in the light of provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act and the letters written by the Union Minister of Law made some interesting comments.

The judges observed that the present High Court belongs to Telangana and there was no point in the TS government trying to relocate it at some other place. They felt that it was for the AP government to identify the location for the new High Court and provide necessary infrastructural facilities. Proposal to shift the TS High Court might even go against the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act, they are said to have commented.

Two senior advocates, one each from the two states have been requested to assist the court. When T Dhangopal Rao questioned the delay in the formation of separate High Courts, the bench wanted the response from the state governments. K RamaKrishna Reddy, Advocate-General for Telangana said the state government had written to the Central government about the availability of space in another building so that the Telangana High Court could function separately.

He said the Union Law Minister had written to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of the present common High Court at Hyderabad requesting them to take steps in this regard. He placed these letters before the bench. The case is listed for hearing on Thursday. D Srinivas, Additional Advocate-General of AP, said the AP government had already intimated that it is ready for the separate High Court. The bench asked both the states to file counter affidavits.

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