BANGALORE: The High Court on Monday issued notice to State government, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and some animal welfare organisations in connection with a petition on frequent and increasing number of attacks by stray dogs in the city.
A victim of stray dog bite has sought Rs 5 lakh compensation from BBMP for medical tests. Petitioner G Jishnu, a resident of Yelahanka New Town V Phase has approached the court through his parents seeking the compensation as well as directions to BBMP to curtail the stay dog menace. Jishnu said that he was bitten by stray dogs five years ago when he was walking in front of his house.
He claimed that he suffered grievous injuries on his head in the incident.
He contended that he had to undergo a lot of medical tests for treatment.
His parents have now sought a of compensation of Rs 5 lakh from the BBMP with a liberty to seek enhanced compensation in the event of any future health related complication to the victim.
“Draw up a scheme to tackle the menace of stray dogs and protecting residents of the city from their attacks, to be implemented in a time bound fashion, under the supervision of high court,” the petitioner demanded. He further sought the court’s intervention, direction to BBMP to ensure that the city’s streets are cleared of garbage and that packs of stray dogs do not congregate in any locality in large numbers, so as to reduce of risks of such attacks. A Division Bench of the court comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna issued notices to BBMP, government, KARUNA Animal Welfare Association and Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA) and adjourned the case for further hearing.
Notice on EWS Quarters Petition
The High Court on Monday ordered issue of notices to the State government, Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Maverick Holdings and Investment in connection with a petition on irregularities in the re-allottment of the quarters consisting of 1512 flats to families belonging to economically weaker sections.