HC stays proceedings against 2 retd BWSSB engineers
The pollution control board (KSPCB) had initiated criminal proceedings against the engineers who had failed to control the flow of sewage water into Madiwala and Arakere lakes.
KSPCB had filed a complaint under the provisions of Water Act, 1974, where the board has contended that the sewage was allowed to flow into the stormwater drain (SWD), which ultimately reached the lakes and polluted them. The petitioners said sewage water flowed into the lake through SWD which are controlled by BBMP. They said sewage flows from 110 villages where BWSSB’s infrastructure is not present.