A full court meeting of all sitting judges of the Hyderabad High Court was held on Thursday, which favoured a proposal to construct Andhra Pradesh's permanent HC at Justice City in the state's upcoming capital of Amaravati.
This comes a little over a week after a committee of judges looked at a proposal by the Capital Region Developmental Authority (CRDA), that proposed that the interim HC also come up at 'Justice City' in Amaravati, where the civil courts are presently planning to be accommodated.
At the time, the idea was also pitched to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu by CRDA Commissioner Cherukuri Sreedhar at the Secretariat at Velagapudi.
However, this development is not expected to go down well among advocates in the state's Rayalaseema region, who have been demanding that the High Court be built in their area.
On Thursday, Jayaraju Yeggoni, who has been one of the advocates leading the agitation for the establishment of the Andhra Pradesh High Court in the Rayalaseema region, was put under house arrest.
The senior advocate was scheduled to participate in a protest at Penugonda on Thursday, where Naidu was attending an event.
"As part of the agitation for the HC, the Rayalaseema High Court Sadhana Samithi had given a call to stage a dharna at Yerramanchi village in Penugonda mandal of Anantapur district, where South Korean automobile major Kia Motors is setting up a massive factory," Jayaraju told TNM.
Last month, lawyers from the Rayalaseema High Court Sadhana Samithi met acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan of the Hyderabad High Court and urged him to consider their demand, stating that injustice had been done to the region.
They also appealed to Naidu earlier, to not repeat his â€˜mistakeâ€™ of developing a single region between Vijayawada and Guntur while ignoring the rest of the state.
However, the Chief Minister has said that the Rayalaseema region could only get a bench of the High Court, but not the entire judicial branch.