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High Court bifurcation will be completed soon: Indrakaran

Hyderabad: Law Minister A. Indrakaran Reddy on Wednesday informed the Telangana State Legislative Assembly that the State Government was seriously pursuing with the Central Government to bifurcate the existing High Court at Hyderabad to provide seperate High Court for Telangana State.

Replying to a question raised by MLA Ashannagari Jeevan Reddy and others during Question Hour, the minister informed that on March 18, 2015, both the Houses of Legislature unanimously adopted a resolution to request the Government of India to bifurcate the common High Court at Hyderabad forthwith and sent to the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India.

The Union Law Minister addressed a letter requesting the Chief Justice of High Court of Judicature at Courts for the two States are established at Hyderabad expeditiously. A memorandum has also been submitted to the Union Law Minister in this regard by Members of Parliament and JAC of Advocates from the State. Subsequently, a Division Bench of High Court in their order dated 01.05.2015 in PIL No. 59 of 2015 filed by T. Dhangopal Rao, inter-alia observed that the Constitution of High Court in any part of the State of Telangana for the State of AP, including Hyderabad, would be an action not permitted by Law. It held that the State of Telangana has no role to play for creation of High Court for the AP State and directed the AP Government to identify and locate the site where the permanent High Court of the State of AP would be constituted in the territory of AP.

Aggrieved by the above, Telangana Government filed a review petition and the matter is pending before the High Court.

The minister said that State Government was pursuing the matter with the Central Government and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao reminded the Centre about this in the month of February.

He said the bifurcation of High Court would take place “as early as possible.” (INN)