Skip to comments.Mysore sex scandal: Resort owner pleads ignorance
Posted on 12/15/2002 7:53:48 AM PST by dighton
MYSORE: As a three-member committee formed by the Chief Justice of India began its probe, owner of the resort, where an alleged sex scandal involving three Karnataka High Court judges took place, on Saturday deposed before it that no such incident took place, but it was contradicted by two journalists who said they stood by their stories.
Appearing before the committee, owner K Dilip Bidappa said the resort, where the incident had allegedly taken place, had no connection with it nor had he any links with persons whose names were related to the reported incident in November.
During its seven-hour sitting here, 14 persons, including Mysore City Police Commissioner Chandrashekhar and two scribes who reported on the alleged scandal deposed before the panel which would hold its second sitting in Bangalore on Sunday.
Journalists M B Maramkal of the Times Of India and Yogi of this websites newspaper, who deposed for nearly two hours, told reporters that they told the committee that they stood by their reports about the alleged incident having taken place.
Speaking to reporters, Bidappa said he told the committee that his resort had been unnecessarily dragged into the controversy which had caused huge losses to it. The resort manager Krishnappa also appeared before the committee.
Before his deposition, Chandrashekhar told reporters that if he was involved in any kind of cover up (of the incident), he was prepared to face any consequences.
Stung by criticism in some quarters that he was trying to hush up the incident, Chandrashekhar had recently appealed to the state High Court to order an independent inquiry into the Mysore episode and regretted that he was being made the villain of the piece as one who was obstructing justice.
Three lawyers and two activists of farmers association also appeared and presented their cases before the committee.
The committee, comprising Justice C K Thakker, Chief Justice, Bombay High Court, Justice J L Gupta, Chief Justice, Kerala High Court, and Justice A K Patnaik, Judge of the Orissa High Court, was formed in the midst of a growing controversy over the alleged scandal.
The panel had issued a public notice asking anyone having knowledge or information or evidence regarding the alleged incident to appear before it and furnish it.
In another twist to the issue, Karnataka High Court had last week observed that prima facie contempt of court had been committed in publishing reports on the alleged incident and ordered issue of emergent notices to 52 respondents.
The respondents included editors, reporters and printers of several publications which had carried the reports.
A full bench had ordered issue of emergent notices to show cause why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them and why they should not be punished according to law.
Perhaps they wanted to try each another?
Great work if you can get it. Unfortunately, the bed of nails in the interview weeds out a lot of applicants.
Two held with tube money
KOCHI: Two persons were held in connection with the peddling of tube money and recovered Rs 1.76 lakh from them.
Shahjahan, 27, and Nalakthu Moosa, 29, natives of Malappuram, were arrested by Central CI M C Joseph on Saturday and were presented before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate here. They have been remanded in custody.
Shahjahan had on December 28 complained to the Central Police that a gang had attacked him on Rajaji Road here and had snatched Rs 50,000. However, upon interrogation, some of his statements were found to be false. The police observed that Shahjahan had not suffered even a minor injury in the attack. The purpose of his visit, he had said, was to hand over Rs 50,000 to a hospital here to conduct a surgery on his brother but the said operation was not as costly as Shahjahan had stated.
On further interrogation, Shahjahan accepted he was an agent for handing over tube money to a person in Kollam. He had connived with Nalakathu Moosa to cook up a snatching case and share the money. The money was recovered from Moosas house.
Is this going to become another "Cheese and Møøsa" thread?
Tube Money or Money Tube?
Ask children to bring a clean, white tube sock to decorate at church. Provide permanent markers and/or fabric paint and pens. As children decorate the socks, briefly tell them about Lottie Moon and why we have a yearly offering named after her. Ask kids to save money in the socks. For instance, suggest they put a nickel (or dime or quarter) in the sock every time they have a soft drink. Choose a Sunday in December to Sock it to Lottie! Kids can bring their sock that day. Put a large, clear container in a visible place in the sanctuary. During the worship service, invite kids to get in line with their sock and march to the container while singing Christmas carols. They can empty their socks into the container, and the congregation can see it fill up with the childrens Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.