PIL on land distribution: Last call for counters

BANGALORE: The High Court on Tuesday gave the final adjournment to file objections to the state government, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), the Department of Urban Development (UDD)

Published: 22nd February 2012 02:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:00 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The High Court on Tuesday gave the final adjournment to file objections to the state government, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA), the Department of Urban Development (UDD) and other beneficiaries of ‘G’ category sites in connection with a public interest litigation petition (PIL) alleging irregularities in the distribution of sites.

The petitioner and a city-based advocate S Vasudeva, submitted to the court,  that since 2003, the state government acted arbitrarily while allotting G category sites by violating the provisions of the BDA Act. He stated that G category sites were allotted to 316 persons including seven ministers, five MPs, 143 MLAs and MLCs from February 2, 2006 to October 8, 2007 in violation of the Bangalore Development Authority Site Allotment Rules, 1984.

Earlier, the High Court had issued notices to all these 316 respondents.

However, only six have filed objections so far. Looking into the matter, the division bench comprising Justices K L Manjunath and Govindarajulu directed all the respondents who have not yet filed their objections to file the objections within a week’s time.

The bench further stated that if respondents fail to file objections, the Court will start hearing the case and adjourned the case for further hearing .

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