BANGALORE: The High court on Monday directed the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) Commissioner Bharat Lal Meena remove the encroachment on the site which is under challenge over denotification of the land acquired by BDA during 1979 for the formation of Nandini Layout extension at Jarakabandekaval village.
Mahalakshmi Layout MLA N L Narendra Babu, in a PIL, had alleged that former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and BDA officials were involved in granting approval to drop the acquisition of the land to benefit an applicant. He had alleged that the land in question was acquired for public purpose with scheme being fully executed as per the provisions of the BDA Act, 1975, and the denotification order is without any application of mind and with malafide intention.
Earlier, the government had submitted that it was reconsidering the issue of withdrawing the denotification of the land acquired. The court had earlier ordered to maintain status-quo in respect of one acre of land denotified in Nandini Layout, till further orders.
Hearing the petition, a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna directed the BDA Commissioner Bharat Lal Meena to evict the board in 48 hours and adjourned the matter for further hearing.