Bagmane Tech Park gets HC relief on demolition notice

Bagmane Tech Park gets HC relief on demolition notice

The High Court, on Tuesday, ordered issuance of notice to the State government in a petition filed by Bagmane Tech Park, seeking quashing of the notice issued by the tahsildar.

Hearing the petition, Justice H Billappa stayed the tahsildar’s notice and has directed the government to submit its objections.

The petitioner has sought quashing of the notice issued by the tahsildar on August 30, 2013, which directs the demolition of the high-rise building belonging to Bagmane Tech Park. It is alleged to have been constructed after encroaching one acre and 26 guntas of the Byrasandra Lake. Justice Billappa issued notice and asked the State government to file objections.

Report sought

The High Court, on Tuesday, pulled up the government on the issue of eviction of illegal industries that had mushroomed in the catchment areas of the Tippagondanahalli (TG Halli) reservoir. 

Hearing the petition, Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice B V Nagarathna asked the Government to provide status report on the eviction drive.

The counsel representing the government, in his submission to the court, said three meetings were held with the Deputy Commissioners (DC) of Bangalore Urban and Rural and stringent instructions issued to the DCs to remove all industries in the catchment area. The government submitted that most of the industries were evicted and it will take some more time to remove all the illegal structures that had come up on the catchment area. 

Representatives of the residents living close to the TG Halli reservoir, sought to implead in the case. The Chief Justice directed them to move their affidavit to the court. The residents’ representatives said the government was over-reacting to the eviction direction issued by the court and are even removing the residential buildings. The Bench observed that minor industries were operating in small houses and in future, they could be expanded to godowns. The hearing was adjourned to September 16.