PIL in supreme court against HC
An advocate knocked the doors of supreme court against the high court of Andhrapradesh for making damaging comments on police wing in this state. He appealed the supreme court to take action on high court for insulting the police department and demoralizing them, damaging their stature.
T Koteshwar Rao, a senior advocate practicing in AP, TS high courts has lodged a public interest litigation(PIL) against high court and his petition was was accepted by the Supreme Court which directed the court authorities to register it as a public interest litigation.
Koteswara Rao submitted several news clippings and footage of electronic media which was telecasted regarding the DGP. The high court asked the DGP Gowtham Sawang to resign from his post, if he could not control the police forces. The high court had made these comments hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by the family of an advocate who was allegedly arrested by the police. The high court, according to reports, had observed that the police had failed to enforce rule of law in the state and the DGP should submit his resignation if he failed to control the police staff in the state. Koteswara Rao exclaimed how the high court had come to a conclusion at the hearing state of the petition itself and made such damaging remarks against a head of the police force in the state. “Assuming that the officer is not able to control his forces, it is not the solution for the high court to seek his resignation under the law a measure of punishment,” he said. He stated that the comments made by the high court would shatter the confidence of the common man in the judiciary as he had elected the present state government. Further, the comments of the high court would have a cascading effect on the moral of the police forces.’ The advocate said.