HC gives week to file objections over PIL on use of open space at markets

HC gives week to file objections over PIL on use of open space at markets

The Karnataka High Court directed the BBMP and private respondents to file their objections over a PIL on within a week from Wednesday.

The court was hearing a matter regarding private commercial activities being carried out in the open spaces of New Kalasipalyam Market and Jayachamarajendra Market.

The court also stated that a cost of Rs 10,000 will be imposed for each statement of objections if they are filed after a week.

Justice Vineet Kothari was hearing a petition filed by B Raviprakash and 5 others who had moved the court stating that there has been illegal allotment of open spaces and galleries to private establishments in the New Kalasipalyam Market and Jayachamarajendra Market by BBMP.

Earlier, the court had passed an interim order restraining BBMP from allotting sites to private establishments to carry out their businesses, stating that such an allotment is subject to the final decision of the court.

The petitioners' counsel stated that despite the court's order, the BBMP has allowed the private establishments to carry out their businesses in the open spaces of the two markets.

The court had also directed the BBMP and the private respondents to file their statement of objections in the next hearing.

However, they failed to do so, leading to their inability to complete their pleadings before the court.

Counsels for the BBMP and the private respondents sought a last opportunity to file their objections which was granted by the court.

The matter was adjourned to February 14.

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