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Mangaluru: Raids - HC directs mayor Kavita Sanil to abide by rules, procedures


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Sep 14: City mayor, Kavita Sanil, appeared before the state high court (HC) on Wednesday September 13 relating to a writ petition filed there. Owner of Green Valley Unisex Saloon Centre on Balmatta Road in the city had, through this writ petition, questioned the surprise raid and locking of the centre by the mayor.

The single judge bench of the HC presided over by Justice Vineet Kothari, which conducted hearing into the writ petition on Wednesday, passed the above order. During the hearing, the mayor filed an affidavit.


Mayor during raid 

After hearing arguments and counter arguments in the case, the bench asked the mayor and city corporation commissioner to properly scrutinize complaints of violation of legal requirements, rules and procedures by the petitioner in running the salon before taking steps. It said that rules, procedures etc needed to be followed before conducting such raids have to be complied with.

On the allegation that illegal activities were going on at the said centre, the city mayor, accompanied by a team of officials, had raided Green Valley Unisex Salon Centre on July 11 this year and locked up the concern. Owner of the salon, Francis Kiran Lasrado, and manager, Vinoda, had approached high court against this action through a writ petition. The bench, which had earlier heard the petition had issued interim order permitting the owner to run the unit. 

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  • Aravind, Blr

    Fri, Sep 15 2017

    Simple case of being over zealous and going overboard.

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    I feel this mayor who lacks legal knowledge was acting at the behest of people envious of success of the beauty parlor.
    Beauty parlor can still file for damages against this mayor.
    Although it looks like she was acting on her own for a good reason, her motive seems to be so much dubious too.

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  • Dorothy, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    There is no smoke without fire. This matter seems to be fishy.

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  • P. Shirish Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Every where corruption in Karnataka now.

    Just imagine, how can H.C. say this?

    She did not rid alone, she went with the related Authorities.
    How you can stop illegal activities if you inform them first by serving a notice,
    saying that " We are going to raid you Saloon, beware...ha...ha..."
    or

    May be HC wants this way,

    Hi guys , i am coming with Police Authorities & Municipality officials to raid you saloon to stop illegal activities, so clear up every thing before I come.

    What a Law?
    WHOLE THING IS THAT BHAYYA , SUB SE BADA RUPAYYA.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    U mean to say honorable HC judge is incompetent or whatever u have meant by ur statements??

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  • Desmond, mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Raiding is along with proof and law officials. A raid is to be documented with evidence to stand up in court and there are designated agencies for it.
    As a mayor there are issues what a mayor should be doing like our public transport, roads and so on, whats become of those responsibilities?

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    She stood and acted upto her word ' I am a lioness'
    Do not be discouraged by HC directions.
    Where there is will there is way.

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  • Thomas M., Mangaluru/Uttara Kannada

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Mayor is an elected representative and not a magistrate like D.C. or A.C. Even MLAs and MPs have to act through the district administration and cannot conduct raids, but their premises may be raided by the authorities with sufficient cause. The final decision vests with the Courts of Justice.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Absolute power in the hands of law enforcement agencies is very dangerous, with big potential for misuse, in a democratic set up!!

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  • Imran, Bajpe,Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Hi

    Good move from HC......No body should spoil the business of individual with false news.....he might have taken loan and started the business because of this he has incured loss and reputation in the market.
    And lots of r** and bd have spoiled business by taking law in their hands.......

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Although intention was good, nobody's got the right to jump the gun, go overboard, n take action which is not justified by law.
    See the no. of fake encounters that take place from trigger happy law enforcers??
    Such incidents r very wrong in a democratic setup n set bad precedents!!

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Before taking any action; she has to take legal assistance.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    HC direction is not in a good taste ...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Jossie, Imagine if some authorities barging into ur house n do the same??

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    @Jossey S.Mumbai,I think before anyone raids a shop or spot ,a written and signed permission of a court is necessary everywhere in the world.Just one cant enter someones house or workplace and close it because you are a .....First permission about doubt and needed fotos or so and then with assistance of police raid a shop showing the permission.It is not a fish market and going to buy fish.HC was in correct verdict.

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  • Dr Mohan Prabhu, LL.D, QC, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Fri, Sep 15 2017

    Jossey,
    You seem to poke your nose in legal matters you have no knowledge of.

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  • Ivar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Mayor can not be the judge.
    The right way could have been, the Mayor could have coordinated with the police, raised a complaint with the police and requested for joint surprise visit. During the visit the immediate evidences for illegal activities could have been collected to frame a strong case.
    Police could have arrested the owner and produced to the court. It is the courts who decide to lock down the parlour and not the Mayor.

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  • kk, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Ivar, Mangaluru ..
    "Mayor could have coordinated with the police, raised a complaint with the police and requested for joint surprise visit" ! ..... When the shop owner itself says that they are paying regularly the haftha to police , how to belive the police then ? . Here in India what ever like this has to be done they need to inform. Like raiding any shop they need to inform , Surgical strick they should show the video , note ban they should hv informed . If everything like this is informed then how to catch the culprits .

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  • Ivar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    In that case you will have to bring some amendments on the rights of the Mayor.
    At this point of time, Mayor does not have any rights to raid and seal any firms.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Though i accept the Honorable courts ruling, .... without questioning or over reaching such court directives ..., in my view/opinion the Law breakers should not get a lifeline ...,

    One many occasion the procedures will delay the truth to come out ..., its well known among legal luminaries parlance that ........, - justice delayed is justice denied...,

    jh
    jai hind..,

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  • WILLIAM DSOUZA, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    THE QUESTION IS WHETHER THERE WERE ANY ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT? OR SIMPLY ON THE FALSE INFORMATION (POSSIBILITY TO DEFAME THE SALOON IS VERY MUCH ON THE CARD BY THE COMPITIVE BUSINESS CONCERN : EXAMPLES ARE MANY LIKE MAGGIE WAS WRONGLY IMPLECATED BY THE COMPITIVE GROUP, LATTER ON BAN LIFTED )... IS MAYOR TAKEN SUCH PRECAUTION AND JUDGEMENT? IF IT IS WRONGLY IMPLECATED; MAYOR EVEN HAVE TO PAY COMPENSATION AND DEFAMATION DAMAGE....

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  • Rao, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Intention or purpose and legality does not go hand in hand. Mayor's intention might have been good but legal rules needs to be followed. Legal rules needs to be changed in cases where the very purpose of administration gets defeated while following the rules.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    No one can stop Kavita Sanil from raiding along-with Police ...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    She has broke the law and rided with out Police along with her.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    voter can stop this drama.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    If there is any video recording during raid and illegal activities, let her display to court. Otherwise it means she has taken action on complaint of business competitors..

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  • Alwyn Crasta, Mangaluru/Bengaluru

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    The way forward for honest, strict, law-abiding Officials & Administrators in India, is really tough and daunting. There are simply too many procedures and precautions to be followed, due to which quick and strict implementation of the law for curbing illegalities is very often not only cumbersome, but difficult to implement in a fast & effective manner.

    The way to go about things in future would be, to simplify the administrative procedures of search & seizure, and to make law-breaking (for businesses & establishments) a very costly proposition (involving huge penalties & arrest of wrong-doers). Then only, would we able to have a highly effective, less cumbersome administrative machinery and an end to red-tapism and corruption.

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  • Diva, MANGALURU

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    These rules, procedures etc, not allow our country to come up.

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  • Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    The agony of Indian Law is…. Law Enforcement Agencies needs to abide by the law even to tackle illegal activities!!! The basic principle in Law is “Person should not be benefitted by his own mistakes” but sometimes our own courts says something else!!! Very strange but it is true too!!!

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    The Mayor need to adhere to the High Court decision in this matter

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  • Mohammad, Mangalore, Dubai

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    It's difficult to work in India for Honest people. There are many Honest people like Mayor Kavita still working & fighting against corruption & Immoral activities in India. God bless them. There are many young/talented citizens of India left the country as they are fed up with corruption, nepotism etc.

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  • harish Jeppu, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    In Dubai everything running legal?

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  • pks, mlr

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    @Harish, jeppu

    LOL...million dollor question.

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  • Marle, Kudla

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    In a way you are appraising yourself.

    India still has great opportunities, most of them flock for the greener pastures. And I totally agree with your statement.

    As a taxpayer I don't get any good facility from the govt. not a good road, no great healthcare. no good education nothing. and i only hope that we will be better one day.

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Thu, Sep 14 2017

    Court can take time to study the case in detail and i am sure they will be fair in the judegment . The issue is if there is something illegal and there is evidence first hand information immediate actoion should be taken . This is what Mayor has done nothing wrong

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