BENGALURU: Chief Justice D H Waghela on Friday came down heavily on the state government and the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike over cases against the latter pending before the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal (KAT) and non-appointment of members to KAT.
The High Court was hearing a public interest petition on illegal constructions in the city and the pending civil suits against BBMP were brought up.
The amicus curie in the case submitted that several cases against the palike were pending before KAT. It was also submitted that more than 600 cases were pending before the Special City Civil Court, which does not have jurisdiction to hear them. The counsel for BBMP submitted that the civic body has already filed its objections on all the cases and was awaiting their disposal.
Meanwhile, Advocate General Ravi Kumar said the KAT vacancies would be filled up by the end of December. “We will ensure the tribunal is made active and will expedite the process of filling up the posts,” he said.
Justice Waghela, however, expressed shock over the number of cases pending before the civil court and asked the registry to forward an order to the Principle City Civil Judge to look into the issue.