'Govt to improve court infrastructure'

'Govt to improve court infrastructure'

Foundation stone laid for construction of court complex

It included construction of civil court complex, Taluk level Bar Association building and residential quarters for employees of judiciary department in various parts of the State. The works are entrusted to Public Works Department.  

He was speaking at a function to lay foundation stone for the construction of senior division civil court complex and opening of the new Taluk Bar Association building here. The minister said he was receiving lot of applications from all elected representatives for  construction of court complex and quarters for judiciary staff. The Government had allotted  ` 10 crore for those works in 2010-11; but this year, the amount had been raised to  ` 200 crore. The contractors concerned had been asked to complete work within one year as per the agreement.

Public Works Minister C M Udasi said civil court complex would be constructed at the cost of  ` 2.50 crore in Channarayapatna town, housing complex at ` 40 lakh and fast track court building at a cost of  ` 48 lakh.

Karnataka High court judge, Mr Justice K L Manjunath expressed concern over farmers filing writ petition in courts over delay in payment of compensation for acquiring agriculture land for various purposes by the State Government. He held the government responsible for this situation. The Government should settle such disputes on priority and release immediately. The farmers would not move courts if that problem were addressed at their door steps. Though the court has brought this to the notice of the minister concerned, no action has been taken in this regard, he added.

High Court Judges, Mr Justice S Abdul Nazeer, Mr Justice K N Keshavanarayan and Mr Justice Arvindkumar, District Sessions Judge K Somashekhar, MLA C S Puttegowda and MLC Patel Shivaram were present.   

‘No change

Reacting to rumours of change of guard in the State, Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs S Sureshkumar categorically stated that there is no question of unseating Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa.

Speaking to media persons, after attending various function in Channarayapatna, he said party leaders, H N Ananthkumar, K S Eshwarappa and others have been strengthening the party in the State. There is no need for attaching special importance to the meeting convened by those leaders in Bangalore recently.

Sureshkumar said he could not attend the meeting convened by the CM on Friday as he was attending a programme at Balehonnur. But, the meeting had ended by the time he had reached the venue. The BJP came to power in Karnataka for the first time in south India thanks to efforts of all the leaders, he added.