Demolition deferred for want of security

Demolition deferred for want of security

The BBMP officials on Thursday could not demolish the three apartments and a compound wall of a property encroaching upon a road at Uttarahalli, citing lack of police protection.

The three buildings are among the nine apartments for which the final notices for demolition were served on the owners, under Section 462 of the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1978, one-and-a-half years ago. The BBMP Joint Commissioner (Bommanahalli Zone) Muniraju said, “Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) Narasimha Babu, who has been entrusted with the task of overseeing the de­molition of the structures, has expressed his helplessness in absence of police protection.”

Muniraju said, “Babu had approached the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) sleuths, who told him that they could provide security only on Saturday.  Given the risk involved, the work cannot be taken up in the absence of police protection.”

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