Produce all court orders on Akrama-Sakrama, HC tells govt

Produce all court orders on Akrama-Sakrama, HC tells govt

The High Court of Karnataka on Friday directed the State government to place before it all the orders of the Supreme Court and the High Court pertaining to the Akrama-Sakrama scheme.

During the hearing of a petition challenging the scheme, principal government advocate R Devadas sought more time to file its objections. A division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice Ram Mohan Reddy observed that the government, which had filed a caveat, must be all the more prepared with its submission. The matter was adjourned to March 18.

Citizens Forum for Mangalore Development has sought for quashing of the government notification of May 28, 2014, which provides for regularisation of building violation in the limits of urban local bodies in the State. The petitioner had contended that the penalty percentage as per the new rules were comparatively less than the one fixed in the 2007 rules.

Notice ordered
The HC has ordered issue of notices to the commercial establishments located in Defence Colony, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, in a petition seeking directions to remove all the commercial establishments in the area. The petitioner, Defence Colony Residents’ Association, has contended that 12 commercial establishments located in their area do not possess necessary permission for change of land use issued by Bangalore Development Authority.

The petitioner had claimed that these establishments were running their business illegally on the basis of the trade licence issued by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike. A division bench headed by Chief Justice D H Waghela adjourned the next hearing to March 17.