Act against lax officers, HC to BBMP

The High Court on Wednesday directed the Commissioner, BBMP, to initiate action against officials who have failed to clear encroachment of footpath adjoining Yeshwanthpur railway station.

During the hearing of a petition seeking to evict encroachment of footpath near Yeshwanthpur railway station, the division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice R B Budhihal questioned the BBMP commissioner, why no action has been taken against the authority concerned who failed to clear encroachment even after seven years of filing the petition.

The bench directed the commissioner to issue show cause notice to the officials concerned and seek an explanation. “If there is any dereliction of duty on the part of the officials, suspend them,” the chief justice said.

In connection with the petition by the Namma Bangalore Foundation and a fresh petition by City-based advocate G R Mohan, seeking action against officials responsible for death of a six-year-old girl, the bench expressed its displeasure over the pace of investigation and for not finding the mention of the officials responsible for the death of the child.

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