HC restricts business in subways

HC restricts business in subways

The petitioner, Venkatesh had alleged that despite granting permission to carry on the trade for one year, the  BBMP withdrew the permission even before completion of the term. He claimed that the permission to display goods and sell them was valid up to December.

The BBMP counsel, K N Puttegowda, in his submission said that there was no need of even issuing a notice to withdraw the permission as the vendors had violated certain conditions of the agreement entered into between them and the BBMP.

He said that the the permission was granted to fix showcases to the walls of the subway and display only those products at showcase which are meant to be sold there. The vendors, however, encroached five feet of the ground and set up shops to sell their products, affecting the movement of pedestrians. Accordingly, the permission granted to 44 shops in the subways were withdrawn and the showcases were demolished.

Directing the BBMP to file an undertaking that it will not permit any vendors in the subways, Justice Manjula Chellur dismissed the petition. TheCourt has also directed the BBMP to refund the deposit of the vendors.

Bail refused

The Sixth Fast Track Court rejected the bail application of Anand, accused of cheating a girl on the promise of marriage, on Friday.

Judge Basapura observed that there was no sufficient ground to grant the bail and rejected the bail plea. The case came up for hearing on April 24 and the order was reserved for Friday, said Anand’s advocate Prabhu. He said that they would appeal to the High Court against the order.

A PUC drop out, Anand and a first year MBA student Priyanka were neighbours in Nandini Layout. Priyanka created a ruckus in a marriage hall in Rajajinagar and tried to prevent Anand's wedding November 13, last. She claimed that she was Anand’s lover and was pregnant. Anand told her that he could convince his parents for marrying her only if she became pregnant. The police registered a case under Section 493 of the IPC (deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage) and arrested near Nelamangala on November 16.