AP High Court Judge firm on resignation over vandalism

Justice Reddy submitted his resignation to CJ on Thurs night expressing "anguish" over vandalism carried out by lawyers of Telangana in HC for 3 days in a row.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 17:38 PM IST

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge C V Nagarjuna Reddy remained firm on his resignation despite efforts by Chief Justice Nissar Ahmed Kakru to persuade him to
reconsider his decision.

Justice Reddy submitted his resignation to the Chief Justice on Thursday night expressing "anguish" over the vandalism carried out by lawyers of Telangana region in the High Court for three days in a row.
The agitating lawyers, demanding 42 per cent quota in law officers` posts for Telangana, allegedly damaged furniture and disrupted proceedings in the court hall of Justice Reddy three days ago. The advocates also allegedly abused the Judge and threw placards at him.
The Chief Justice held talks with Justice Reddy again on Saturday and reportedly tried to prevail upon him to withdraw the resignation.
Even the State Government continued its efforts to persuade the Judge to take back his papers. Forest Minister Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy visited his residence and requested him to withdraw the resignation. "He (the Judge) is, however, adamant and in no mood to give in," government sources said.

PTI