The High Court on Wednesday directed the State government to specify its action plan to evict encroachments on government properties.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice B V Nagarathna directed the State government to study the problem thoroughly and present solutions to evict encroachments during the next hearing of the case on October 25.
The petitioner Samaj Parivarthana Samudaya submitted before the court that 5,145 acres and 26 guntas of government land has been encroached by 87 influential people in Chikmagalur district alone.
The forum demanded the government to punish the encroachers irrespective of the influence they wield in the society. Namma Bangalore Foundation also impleaded and submitted that government property has been encroached in and around Bannerghatta.