HC stays denotification of land by BDA

HC stays denotification of land by BDA

Justice Rammohan Reddy has also issued notice to BDA and stayed the denotification order dated June 2, 2010.

The owners of the land had challenged the acquisition of the 10 acres by BDA. It was dismissed by the Supreme Court and the High Court, which had upheld the acquisition of the land for the Society. Not only had the BDA allotted the land in bulk to the Society, but also collected Rs 51 lakh in 2000.

The petition has named Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa as one of the respondents claiming that he had misused his power to recommend denotification of the land.

The petitioners contended that the Chief Minister had shown his authoritarianism by defying the decisions of the Supreme Court and the High Court and passed the denotification order.
The petitioners further stated the Chief Minister had failed to discharge his duties by taking undue interest in the case. and his action was arbitrary and illegal.

NICE petitioners fined

The High Court has imposed a fine on the petitioners who had challenged the land acquisition process for the NICE road project at Manavarthekal near Uttarahalli.
The petitioners, Muniramaiah and three others had challenged the acquisition of 4.5 acres of land, alleging that they were not issued a notice before the acquisition.

The petitioners’ argument that the land was acquired without any prior notification was found to be false during the hearing of the case.

Justice Rammohan Reddy levied a fine of Rs 30,000 on all the petitioners.