Court plays cupid, couple reunite

A man and his wife, both software professionals, came to the court seeking divorce. But on Thursday, they went back home a happy couple after a High Court judge helped them reconcile their differences through his sustained efforts.

During the hearing of the case last week, High Court judge Justice Bhaktavatsala had advised B S Prashanth and R Champa to have lunch together at a hotel and talk about being together.

When that did not work, he made arrangements for them to stay together for two days along with their daughter and parents at the Bangalore Club and asked them to look for a rented house. That paid off.

On Thursday, the couple appeared before Justice Bhaktavatsala and told him they had rented a house in JP Nagar and that they would be performing the house-warming ceremony on Friday.

A happy judge wished them well and disposed of the petition.Prashanth and Champa had been fighting the case for five years. A family court on March 9, 2010 rejected a divorce plea filed by Prashanth advising him and his wife to forget the past and live together.
Prashanth then moved the High Court which eventually united them.

‘Demolish illegal toilets’

The High Court  has directed Palike to demolish toilets constructed on a footpath in Sudhamanagar.

Hearing a petition filed by Sunita Devi, a resident of Sudhamanagar, in front of whose house the toilets have been constructed, the Court said the Palike did not have the right to allow such illegal construction.

The petitioner alleged that the toilets were built for use of slum dwellers living in a nearby locality.

The + corporator had written to the BBMP urging it to construct toilets, she alleged. The Court noted that strict action should be taken against chief engineer and assistant executive engineer concerned.

Also, it asked the BBMP to submit a report to the registrar in 15 days. The Court also issued an oral direction to the Palike to ensure public spaces are not encroached upon.

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