HC reserves orders on Judicial Layout allotment

Judicial Layout Residents’ Association had moved the court challenging the allotment of CA sites. Hearing the petition, the Division Bench comprising Justice Ram Mohan Reddy and Justice H Billappa reserved the matter for orders.

The Bench posted to December 2 the hearing on another petition filed by High Court former judges Justices Kedambadi Jaganatha Shetty, G P Shivaprakash and M P Chinappa and others, seeking quashing of the allotment of the CA sites.

The Bench directed counsel for respondents, Subramanya Jois, to file written submission to supplement his oral submission.

The petitioners had moved the High Court alleging that the Karnataka State Judicial Department Employees’ House Building Co-Operative Society (housing society) had carved the sites out of CA sites illegally. The petitioners stated that the joint survey way back in 2006 initiated by the BDA, petitioners and the housing society revealed that the number of CA sites had come down to a few very from the earlier 404 sites.

It was also found that the sites were allotted to several non-members, including 205 associate members who were not entitled for the sites, they said.

They alleged that the Society misused its authority and violated the bylaws in allotting the sites. They sought directions to the Society to execute  relinquishment of allotment deeds in favour of the BDA or local authority.

A direction has also been sought to the BDA to initiate action against Society for forming layouts in violation of Section 32 of the BDA Act.

A contempt petition seeking action against the violation in Judicial layout which came up for hearing along with other petitions was delinked.

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