Karnataka High Court appoints amicus curiae in JJ Act case

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Monday appointed advocate Chandrakant Ariga as amicus curiae in a suo motu case on effective implementation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.

The High Court has taken up the case after directions from the Supreme Court. The Registrar General of High Court has filed the petition seeking directions to the state government, department of child and women development, state commission for protection of child rights and pass appropriate orders in accordance with the directions of the apex court.

The petition states that all authorities like Juvenile Justice Board, Child Welfare Committees, probation officers, members of child protection societies and district child protection unit, Special Juvenile Police Units, Child Welfare police officer and managerial staff of child care institutions must be sensitised and given adequate training.

HC notice to Eshwarappa
The High Court on Monday ordered notices to K.S. Eshwarappa, a BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in the Council, and others in connection with a disproportionate assets case.

The court was hearing a petition by advocate B. Vinod, who has accused Eshwarappa, his son and daughter-in-law of amassing wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income during 2006 and 2010.

Earlier, Eshwarappa had approached the high court, seeking quashing of the proceedings, saying that no prior sanction for prosecution was obtained from the complainant.

In another round of legal battle, the court had directed the Lokayukta court to follow procedures as per law only after recording the sworn statement of the complainant.

Eventually, after due procedure, the Lokayukta court had dismissed his plea. Now, in the latest plea before the high court, Vinod challenged the lower court order dismissing his plea against Eshwarappa.


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