HC stays demolition on lakebed

HC stays demolition on lakebed

The High Court of Karnataka on Monday granted stay on any demolition in Chikka Kallasandra lakebed till the next date of hearing.

Those claiming to be the owners of land in the lakebed had moved the court seeking a stay on the demolition. They had claimed that they the land belonged to them.

They attached photographs of some buildings along with their petition. The counsel for the petitioner said the property shown in the photographs were adjacent to the tank bed, while the revenue officials were claiming them to be on the tank bed. The court asked the counsel for the State government to place before it details of proceedings pertaining, during the next hearing on November 18.

“Till then there shall not be any precipitative action,” the court ordered.

Notice orderered
The High Court has ordered issuance of notice to State government and BDA in a petition filed by Kolte Patil Developers Limited, who have constructed a multi-storey building on 6.29 acres of land in Bidarahalli Hobli, Bengaluru East taluk. The petitioner has questioned the notice issued by Kannur Gram Panchayat which had asked the developers to stop the construction activity as it was in violation of rules.

The gram panchayat  had asked the developers to pay Rs 40,000 as tax per acre of land and pay penalty at Rs 5 per sqft.  The petitioner claimed that the BDA had sanctioned the plan and no objection certificates had been obtained from water board, pollution control board and Bescom. It also stated that the firm has invested Rs 45 lakh on the project.

The High Court has ordered issue of notice to MLC V Somanna through the Karnataka Legislative Council Chairman in a petition challenging the allotment of a HIG (high income group) site in Gulbarga.

The petitioner Mallinath in his petition has stated that Somanna, during tenure as Housing minister had written to the Karnataka Housing Board (KHB) recommending the allotment of a site measuring 50’x80’ to Mallinath, in Gulbarga. Mallinath had Rs four lakh for the site.

However, the KHB allotted the site to a stenographer with KHB.  An alternative site  measuring 30’x40’ was allotted to Mallinath.  Refusing the LIG site, Mallinath had moved the court.

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