A division bench comprising of Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice Sanjay Kumar from Hyderabad High Court have reportedly declared the Common High Court at Hyderabad would certainly have jurisdiction over the newly formed states of Telangana as well as the residuary state of AP.
While delivering its final verdict on crucial questions raised during the hearing of a contempt case by a single judge immediately after formation of Telangana, the bench has stated that there is no need of administering separate oath by judges. These judges were appointed during erstwhile AP High Court.
They would be discharging their duties as judges of the Common High Court according to AP Reorganisation Act, until the formation of a separate High Court for Andhra Pradesh. And hence both the states would be under the territorial jurisdiction of the common high court. This has reportedly shut the doors over comments that the high court has rights as that of Telangana government.