Lake breach was a planned act

According to local residents, the draining of lake started last week with the demolition of the lake bund, surreptitiously. Anand, a local resident, said he was witness to the act when he was walking along the lake.

He stays in a house just opposite the lake. Anand approached the Palike ward office with a complaint, only to be turned away.

Apathetic officials

“I saw some workers trying to break the bund and rushed to the ward office located opposite the lake. The officials were indifferent to my appeal.” Anand said.

Green activists too suspect that the work may have been on for a week.

“It may be possible as rupturing the embankment is not an easy task” said Dinesh, an activist.

It is learnt that the local BBMP corporator took action on Tuesday night to cover the breach and stop the draining of water.

Dinesh said the breach was more or less covered on Wednesday.

Complaint lodged

The Palike is said to have lodged a complaint against the “miscreants” who damaged the embankment.

M C Prakash, BBMP Chief Engineer (South) said police protection had been sought for the lake till the resolution of the matter.

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