Telangana judicial officers to return to work tomorrow

Hyderabad: Members of the Telangana Judges Association, who went on a mass leave last month in protest against suspension of 11 judges of the lower courts in the state, have decided to resume duty from tomorrow.

Around 200 judicial officers, working in various capacities in courts across the state, went on mass leave on June 28 amid the agitation against appointment of judges from Andhra Pradesh to the Telangana courts.

The Hyderabad High Court — which is common for AP and Telangana — had suspended 11 judges on disciplinary grounds for taking part in the agitation over allocation of judges.

“The extraordinary general body meeting of Telangana Judges Association here today decided to call off the mass leave protest in view of appeals made by the Chief Justice of India, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor and the Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad,” a judicial officer told PTI.

When asked about the demand of revocation of suspension of 11 judges, he said, “The acting Chief Justice (of High Court) will take care of it. It takes its own time … there is a process for that.