Clearance of slum stayed

The High Court on Friday extended the interim stay on eviction of Jai Bhuvaneshwari Nagar slum till Monday and posted the matter for orders.

Justice Ashok B Hinchigeri asked the advocate representing the Karnataka Slum Clearance Board to submit the original copy of the notification issued by the Board for eviction.

The bench sought information about who had authorised the notification and who had signed it and if the notification was published in the newspaper. 

During the hearing, Advocate General Ravivarma Kumar submitted that they are bound to evict the slum dwellers as per rules and the notification.

The court had ordered stay on the eviction of only those slum dwellers, around 300 families who have approached the court. 

The HC had earlier directed the slum dwellers to vacate the slum located inside Nimhans campus.

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