Contempt notice over land acquisition

In this regard, Justice Manjula Chellur has served contempt of court notices on the Chief Secretary S V Ranganath, Principal Secretary of the Public Works Department (PWD) RB Agavane, Land Acquisition officer of the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board Sham Bhat and the Managing Director of NICE, Ashok Kheny.

The petition was related to the dispute over 2.6 acres of land on Survey No. 104/1 near Gottigere. A portion, 1.15 acres, of this land belonging to the petitioner was notified for acquisition in 1999. The petitioner had challenged this in the court and obtained a stay. However, he contended that NICE had gone ahead with the process and razed to the ground many buildings. Hearing on the matter has been adjourned.

Garbage disposal

The High Court directed the BBMP to resolve the controversy related to the awarding of garbage disposal contract to Mata Overseas Private Limited.

Challenging the awarding of tender to Mata Overseas, another bidder SRP Clean Environment Engineers Private Limited had filed a petition with the High Court which came for hearing before Justice BS Patil, who directed the BBMP to resolve the issue.
On July 15 this year the first tender was invited where there was provision that the garbage be transported for disposal in a tipper but later in the month of July another tender notice was issued. “In order to award the tender to Mata Company, the BBMP changed the clause of the usage of tipper and permitted the usage of trucks for garbage disposal, which is against the rules,” contended the SRP Clean Environment. The case was adjourned.

Yenepoya varsity

The High Court directed the government to cut off water and electricity supply to Yenepoya University if the deemed varsity failed to comply with its order on admitting medical students under government quota.

Taking the University to task for not following its order, a division bench headed by Justice Gopal Gowda wanted to know the stand of the government on the issue and directed the Principal Secretary of the Medical Education to be present in the court on Nov 3.

The court was hearing a petition by J S Kavya alleging that the varsity was not admitting the students under government quota despite the orders from the HC.

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