PIL seeks action against erring Karnataka officials

The PIL sought directions for prescribing punishments to officials and engineers of municipal corporations across state responsible for unauthorised constructions and encroachments.

Published: 15th November 2018 07:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th November 2018 07:52 AM   |  A+A-

Karnataka High Court (File | EPS)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday sought the state government’s response on a PIL seeking directions for prescribing punishments to officials and engineers of municipal corporations across state responsible for unauthorised constructions and encroachments.

The petition sought punishment under Section 321-B of the Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act, 1976, for officials and engineers of municipal corporations across Karnataka, including Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). 

A division bench of Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice S Sujatha sought a response from the state after hearing a petition filed by city based advocate S Umapathi. Further hearing will be held on November 28.

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