AP High Court judge withdraws resignation

Justice Nagarjuna had submitted his resignation to the Chief Justice on Thursday night expressing "anguish" over the vandalism by lawyers of Telangana region in the High Court for three days in a row.

Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 21:38 PM IST

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh High Court judge Justice C V Nagarjuna Reddy, who had quit in protest against vandalism by Telangana lawyers, on Saturday withdrew his resignation following intervention by Chief Justice Nissar Ahmed Kakru.

Justice Nagarjuna had submitted his resignation to the Chief Justice on Thursday night expressing "anguish" over the vandalism by lawyers of Telangana region in the High Court for three days in a row.
The agitating lawyers, who were demanding 42 per cent share in law officers` posts for Telangana region, had allegedly damaged furniture and disrupted proceedings in the
court hall of Justice Nagarjuna Reddy three days ago. The lawyers also allegedly abused the judge and threw placards at him.
The Chief Justice called Justice Nagarjuna over phone again on Saturday and invited the latter to his residence and prevailed upon him to withdraw his resignation. "I will not accept your resignation under any circumstances," the Chief Justice reportedly told Justice Nagarjuna.

Though initially he had remained firm on the resignation, Justice Nagarjuna ultimately heeded to Chief Justice Kakru`s advice and took back his papers, official sources said.

PTI