Acid Attack On judge

HYDERABAD, April 22: Expressing serious concern over the lack of security for the lower-level judicial officials, several judges of the AP High Court on Tuesday conveyed their apprehensions to the Chief Justice Anil Ramesh Dave after the Tuesday’s acid attack on one of the district judges in East Godavari district.

The chief justice has called for a report on the alleged incident from the district and sessions judge of East Godavari.

A litigant, R K Satyanarayana, threw acid on Nagamaruthi Sarma, an additional district judge in Kakinada. Sarma, who is also acting as chairman of the district legal services committee, reportedly refused to entertain a frivolous petition from Satyanarayana. The litigant bore a grudge and attacked the judge. He threw acid on the judge through a window when the judge was sitting on the bench. However, nothing happened to the judge.

Justice A Gopal Reddy, portfolio judge of the district, ascertained the details and passed them on to the chief justice.