The IInd Additional Civil Judge of Belgaum has found no merit in the claim of the Army’s JL Wing that the Angadi Institute of Technology and Management (AITM) owned by BJP MP Suresh Angadi in Belgaum is illegal.
It has refused to either declare the structures (engineering college) as illegal or issue any direction to demolish them as prayed by the Colonel. There was a lot of controversy over the last few months regarding the legalities of Angadi Institute where a five-storey building on a land adjacent to the military area had come up. Army officials said that permission for construction of any sort of permanent structures adjacent to their land at Savagaon village in Belgaum taluk was prohibited under 1938 Military Manoeuvres, Field Firing and Artillery Practice Act and the 1903 Works of Defence Act.
The Court found the Army stand improper and ruled that the JL Wing has failed to make any prima facie case that the AITM stands on the land which needs any clearance from the Army, stated a press note by AITM.