BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the State government to give information on the availability of places in the city for the construction of Judges’ bungalows in connection with a pubic interest litigation petition challenging the construction work in a playground near HSR Layout.
The government counsel submitted said that the government has marked places near Nagawara, Banaswadi, Aralu Kunte and Arkavathy Layout.
However, the places at Nagawara and Banaswadi were under litigation, he stated and sought time to submit detailed information on the issue.
Hearing the petition, the Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen adjourned the matter for further hearing on the case.
‘Set Up Committee on Malnutrition’
Following the state governments approach to malnutrition of a large number of children in Raichur district, the High Court on Monday came down heavily on the state.
The bench further observed since last September till 93 children died of malnutrition in Bijapur.
Hearing the PIL a Division Bench comprising acting Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna directed the Women and Child Development Department, to constitute a monitoring committee over the incident.
The bench directed to constitute a committee in two days and adjourned the petition to March 29 for further hearing on the case.
The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the state government to file objections in connection with the petition for the removal of encroachments from 236 mantapas on Ratha Beedhi, Hampi.
Hearing the PILs, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna directed the state government to file objections following the affidavit filed by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in this regard.