Approach Cops for Courts'Security, HC Tells Petitioner

Published: 23rd September 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

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BANGALORE: The High court on Monday asked the Five Year Law Course Students’ Association to approach the City Police Commissioner for security of the City Civil Courts.

The association has filed a public interest petition seeking action for enhancing the security in the city’s courts. It contended that the State government had taken strict measures of security on the High Court after the Delhi blasts. But the lower courts are still vulnerable to such threats and there are no proper security checks for entry and exit in these courts, it argued. 

The Division Bench of Chief Justice D H Waghela asked the petitioner S Umesh of the association to approach the City Police Commissioner in this regard. The bench disposed of the petition with the direction that he can approached it again if the police fail to take action.

Encroachement  of Footpaths to Go

The state government was on Monday directed to frame rules and guidelines under the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act to protect registered vendors.

The petitioner had, during the hearing of a petition on encroachments on footpaths,  submitted that the procedure adopted by BBMP to evict hawkers from footpaths is against guidelines issued by the Apex court and the Hawkers Act.

The petitioners further contended that the the state government is required to implement the Hawkers Act in the state. A committee set up to frame rules has not done so yet, they said.

During the hearing on Monday, BBMP officials submitted that they were scheduled to meet senior government officials by next week regarding guidelines to protect the interests of hawkers.

BBMP also gave an undertaking to evict encroachments and make footpaths scientific within six months.

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