VIJAYAWADA: The High Court on Saturday ordered the state government to ensure that no law and order situation is created on July 3-4 during the visit of Narasapuram MP K Raghu Ramakrishna Raju to Bhimavaram to participate at the 125th birthday celebrations of legendary freedom fighter Alluri Sita Rama Raju.
Raghu Ramakrishna Raju has filed an internal motion requesting an urgent hearing after the Delhi Public School withdrew the letter of no objection citing technical reasons for landing his helicopter on their premises. Arguing on behalf of Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, Barrister PVG Umesh Chandra said Delhi Public School was forced to withdraw its no objection notice.
Umesh Chandra further argued that they had identified two locations to land the helicopter and sent letters to the district collector to grant permission to land. However, the District Collector made no decision whether to grant or deny permission. He said the state government was purposely creating obstacles to prevent the petitioner, who is the local MP, from attending the event which Prime Minister Narendra Modi was attending as the chief guest.
Arguing on behalf of the state government, government special litigator C Sumon said that under the rules, the will of the owner of the premises is required to grant permission. Since they didn’t give permission, the district receiver can’t grant permission he said. On the issue of security concerns, the petitioner has already filed another petition in which the High Court has already made orders. The petitioner has no case to plead a new one in this case, he said.
Considering the arguments from both sides, Judge Ch Manavendranath Roy observed that the District Collector should have either the dismissal or the permission granted to the petitioner. However, since the owners have not given their consent, the court cannot order permission to be given. Regarding the issue of security and public order, the High Court has ordered the state government to ensure that there will be no problems created during the visit of Raghu Ramakrishna Raju.