Justice Battu Devanand convicted then principal secretary of schooling B Rajasekhar after which commissioner of intermediate schooling V Ramakrishna in contempt of courtroom and sentenced them to 1 month in jail and a advantageous of 1,000. The 2 officers, who appeared earlier than the courtroom on Wednesday, tendered an unconditional apology for his or her mistake in delaying implementation of the courtroom’s orders. In addition they pleaded for mercy in view of their age and well being situations. Contemplating their request, Justice Devanand modified the sooner order and exempted them from jail time period. He directed them to remain within the courtroom until elevating for the day however didn’t exempt them from paying the penalty.
Earlier than the granting of reduction from jail time period, the federal government pleader for schooling requested the excessive courtroom to delay the punishment for 2 days in order that they will file an enchantment petition. Rejecting the request, Justice Devanand stated the apology tendered by the officers doesn’t appear to be real, and added that if they’re exempted from contempt, it can set a fallacious priority to officers who don’t implement courtroom orders in true letter and spirit. He even directed the particular safety pressure who take care of the excessive courtroom’s safety, to tell Tulluru police to take the officers into custody. Nonetheless, he later thought of their apology and exempted them from jail time period.
After the jail time period was exempted, each officers filed an enchantment petition earlier than the division bench and looked for pressing listening to. Particular authorities pleader C Sumon instructed the division bench comprising justices C Praveen Kumar and BVLN Chakravarthy that although there was a delay, the courtroom’s orders have been carried out. He stated the one choose directed the officers to remain within the courtroom until elevating which is nothing however punishment. Because the petitioners’ counsel Ch Venkat additionally instructed the bench that the courtroom’s orders have been carried out, the division bench stayed the orders of the one choose and agreed to listen to the enchantment petition.