HC Chief Justice orders probe against errant registry staff

Hyderabad: Surprised over the erroneous mistake of its own registry who had pushed through a case that was already decided by the court, the High Court of Telangana ordered probe in the matter against the errant staff.

The Court directed the Registrar General to probe the matter and place his report before the chief justice for taking disciplinary action against the errant staff, TOI reports.

The bench headed by Chief Justice T B Radhakrishnan and Justice A Rajasheker Reddy hearing a writ appeal filed by G Subhash Reddy of Morthad in Nizamabad district against AP State Financial Corporation (APSFC) action taking possession of his five acres of agricultural land on account of his failure to repay a loan he took from APSFC were shocked to notice the matter was already decided by another bench of the same High court which had directed Subhash to go to relevant tribunal court.

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Since the order came from the division bench of the High Court, Subhash should have moved the apex court but instead, he filed the same plea in a form of writ appeal before the bench headed by CJ of HC.

“ The movement of affidavits and documents from the registry to the bench is not like a conveyor belt which automatically carries things without checks,” the CJ said.

“We are inclined to issue a judicial order to identify the person responsible for this mischief and punish him under the provisions of Contempt of Courts Act. We recommend to the Chief Justice to commence disciplinary proceedings against the errant staff,” the bench said.

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