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BBMP gets an earful from High Court

Published: 29th June 2013 10:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2013 10:01 AM   |  A+A-

The High Court on Friday lambasted the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for not implementing the court orders and said, “First, you clean up your office of corrupt people and then clean the city. The BBMP is not led by a commissioner, but by its second division assistants.”

A Special Division Bench of Justice N Kumar and Justice B V Nagarathna made the observation while hearing a public interest petition filed by advocate G R Mohan, Kavitha Shankar and others seeking to supercede the BBMP as it failed to handle garbage disposal properly.

When the bench came to know that the new commissioner M Lakshminarayana had not read the April 26 order of the court, it said,

“You have not cancelled the tenders, who lost the legal battle and you have not read the court order. The commissioner is not doing his duty. We feel sad about it. BBMP pourakarmikas are clearing the garbage, but contractors are making money”, the bench observed.

The bench also directed the commissioner to read the court order and appear before the court on next date of hearing.

During the previous hearing, the bench had directed the state government to frame rules against those who dump garbage on streets, but the government had taken no action.

Unhappy with this, the bench strictly directed the government to frame rules by next date of hearing and said some people are involved in messing up things and government need not show leniency towards them.

After the court was told that the BBMP had not taken action against those who dump garbage in forest areas, the bench asked, “Why you are delaying filing a chargesheet? Nothing is possible by you, you are making a big drama. You know who the people are because they throw it at the same place every day. The court is giving you 50 days time. By then, you should file chargesheet”, the bench observed and sought an action taken report on dumping garbage in forest areas.

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