FIR against BWSSB for discharging sewage into drain

The stormwater drain into which the raw sewage was discharged leads into Bellandur Lake, which is already polluted. (DH File Photo)

Naagarika – Citizens' Watch Committee has filed a police complaint against the BWSSB for discharging untreated sewage into a stormwater drain near Hosmat Hospital.

Freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, Suresh N R, convenor, United Bengaluru and M Lakshmikantha, research associate, Namma Bengaluru Foundation, visited the Ashok Nagar police station and registered the complaint.

The complaint stated that on September 19, two BWSSB workers along with their jetting machine were discharging raw sewage into the stormwater drain near the hospital. The workers said they were doing it according to the instructions from the BWSSB engineers and that it was a common practice. The stormwater drain leads into Bellandur Lake, which is already polluted.

The complaint also stated that the board had violated several provisions of the BWSSB Act, Karnataka Tank Conservation and Development Authority Act, 2014 etc.

The police have filed an FIR against the BWSSB for gross violation.

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