Plea against CM: HC flays petitioner

Hearing a petition by K G Nagalakshmi Bai, the division bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said: “Why is this petition for? You have not gone to any authority? Where do you stay?”.

The court said: “You did not approach the competitive authority, but went to the media. You seek publicity. You are publicity hungry,” the Bench said.

Calling the petitioner, the bench said: “Why is this petition filed after he becomes chief minister? What were you doing all this time?”

“There are thousands of buildings in the City, but you are targeting one building. We will keep all these pending, you file an amendment application in this regard,” the bench said.

When the petitioner submitted that she had filed several PILs and had acted in public concern, the bench adjourned the matter with a direction to the petitioner to submit the details of the PILs she had filed earlier, within four weeks.

Nagalakshmi Bai, in her petition, had said Gowda was allotted 24.84 guntas at Nelagunte village. He had approached the BDA seeking permission to amalgamate the site adjacent to his allotted site. The permission was rejected. Despite this, he went ahead to construct a shopping complex in the residential layout against BDA rules.

She submitted that Gowda had violated BDA norms and had constructed a five-storey building.

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