High Court expresses anger over non-implementation of court’s order in cockfights

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Monday, January 22, 2018

  • Issues notices to DGP and CS to appear personally on January 29 and give explanation
  • The orders of the Court remain on paper and people representatives personally participated

The Hyderabad High Court while expressing anger over the failure of the State in arresting the cock fights in the State and commented that the orders were remained on paper.

The court expressed that non-implementation of the court orders is nothing but taking light of the court’s orders. Despite it’s clear orders not to organize cockfights, the public representatives personally participated which the entire world witnessed. The court went to the extent of saying that if the bureaucrats could not stop this, the court will monitor the situation, it commented in a direct reference to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police.

The High Court expressed that the top officials have not taken the orders of the court seriously. It ordered the CS Dinesh Kumar and DGP M.Malakondaiah to appear personally on January 29 and explain to the court of the action taken in arresting the cockfights.

The Division Bench comprising of acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice M. Ganga Rao has issued the orders. The advocate for the petitioner P.Venkata Reddy said that the court orders were implemented in Vempa, Sriramapuram villages but the cockfights were organized in the rest of the areas. The advocates representing the Home and Revenue Vidhyavati and Jayanti said that they had received the information from the DGP and Chief Secretary and wanted time to submit an affidavit.

Responding seriously over this, the Division Bench said that the court has clearly given orders on January 4 and instead of submitting the reports are now seeking time. Dismissing their arguments, the court ordered physical presence of the CS and DGP and posted the case to January 29.

It may be recalled that the K.Ramachandra Raju has filed a PIL stating that cockfights were conducted in Vempa, Sriramupuram villages of Bhimavaram mandal of West Godavari district in the last Sankranti. The court while admitting the PIL has ordered the authorities to take steps to stop cockfights and any violation may invite serious action against the DGP or CS .

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