W.P.No.34333/2017 -1- IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU DATED THIS THE 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2018 PRESENT HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE DINESH MAHESHWARI, CHIEF JUSTICE AND HON'BLE MRS.JUSTICE S.SUJATHA WRIT PETITION NO.34333 OF 2017 (GM-MM-S) BETWEEN: HINDUSTAN ZINC LIMITED REGISTERED OFFICE AT YASHAD BHAWAN SWAROOP SAGAR UDAIPUR - 313 004 RAJASTHAN STATE REP. BY ITS AUTHORIZED SIGNATORY MISS. AKSHITA ALOK D/O SRI ALOK AGARWAL AGED ABOUT 24 YEARS ... PETITIONER (BY SRI SWAMY M.M., ADVOCATE) AND: 1. THE STATE OF KARNATAKA REP. BY ITS SECRETARY (MINES) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRIES 1ST FLOOR, VIKAS SOUDHA BANGALORE - 560 001. 2. NATIONAL MINERAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 'KHANIJA BHAWAN', 10-3-311/A CASTLE HILLS, MASAB TANK HYDERABAD - 500 028 REPRESENTED BY ITS MANAGING DIRECTOR W.P.No.34333/2017 -2- 3. UNION OF INDIA MINISTRY OF MINES SHASHTRI BHAWAN NEW DELHI - 110 001 REPRESENTED BY ITS SECRETARY 4. THE REVISION AUTHORITY MINISTRY OF MINES GOVERNMENT OF INDIA SHASHTRI BHAWAN NEW DELHI - 110 001. ...RESPONDENTS (BY SRI K.A. ARIGA, CGC FOR R3 & R4 SRI V.G. BHANUPRAKASH, AGA FOR R1 SRI K. RAGHAVACHARYULU, ADV. FOR SRI MOHAMED RIZWAN AHAMED, ADV. FOR R2) --- THIS WRIT PETITION IS FILED UNDER ARTICLES 226 AND 227 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA PRAYING TO DIRECT AND DECLARE THAT THE PETITIONER HAS A SUBSISTING RIGHT AS THE HOLDER OF THE RECONNAISSANCE PERMIT FOR GOLD AND ASSOCIATED MINERALS OVER AN AREA OF 1706.88 SQ.KMS. IN CHITRADURGA AND TUMKUR DISTRICTS UNDER THE NOTIFICATION DATED 13.09.2011 ISSUED BY THE R-1 VIDE ANNEXURE-B AND QUASH THE ALLOTMENT MADE BY THE MINISTRY OF MINES, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA IN RESPECT OF THE AREA MEASURING 168 SQ.KMS. BUKKAPATNA BLOCK, TUMKUR AS CLAIMED BY THE R-2 AND ETC. THIS PETITION COMING ON FOR ORDERS THIS DAY, CHIEF JUSTICE MADE THE FOLLOWING: W.P.No.34333/2017 -3- ORDER
Learned counsel for the petitioner has moved a memo seeking permission to withdraw.
Learned counsel for the respondents have no objection.
The petition is dismissed as withdrawn.
CHIEF JUSTICE Sd/-
In common law, a writ (Anglo-Saxon gewrit, Latin breve) is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction; in modern usage, this body is generally a court. Warrants, prerogative writs, and subpoenas are common types of writ, but many forms exist and have existed.
In its earliest form a writ was simply a written order made by the English monarch to a specified person to undertake a specified action; for example, in the feudal era a military summons by the king to one of his tenants-in-chief to appear dressed for battle with retinue at a certain place and time. An early usage survives in the United Kingdom, Canadaand Australia in a writ of election, which is a written order issued on behalf of the monarch (in Canada, by the Governor General and, in Australia, by the Governor-General for elections for the House of Representatives, or State Governors for State elections) to local officials (High Sheriffs of every county in the historical UK) to hold a general election. Writs were used by the medieval English kings to summon persons to Parliament, (then consisting primarily of the House of Lords) whose advice was considered valuable or who were particularly influential, and who were thereby deemed to have been created “barons by writ“.