MLA layout irregularities: Panel set up

Published: 15th December 2012 11:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2012 11:19 AM   |  A+A-

The High Court on Friday constituted a committee comprising the commissioners of the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) and Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and additional government advocate Veerappa to look into the alleged irregularities in MLA Layout.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna, which heard a PIL by residents of MLA Layout in RMV Second Stage, directed the committee to visit the layout and conduct a detailed study on the problems there. The petitioners had challenged the alleged illegal acts of the BBMP, BDA and BWSSB in granting permission to construct buildings without any titles and permitting apartments to come up in the middle of roads. The bench directed the committee to submit its report within three months and adjourned the case.

Earlier, the counsel representing the BBMP submitted an affidavit in the court stating that a three-member committee would be formed to look into the issues.

The BBMP advocates told the court that the BDA had not given any documents to the Palike regarding formation of sites amid roads in MLA Layout.

“The khata has been formed by taking permission from the erstwhile local gram panchayat authorities and related documents are still available with them. We are collecting tax based on the documents. There has been no proof to show that the site was allotted from the BBMP,” the counsel said.

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