Illegal Tenants Can’t Claim EWS Houses: HC

Published: 26th September 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The high court on Friday held that unauthorised tenants have no right to claim allotments in the economically weaker section (EWS) quarters, but accepted a BBMP submission on rehabilitation of such people from Ejipura.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice D H Waghela was hearing a plea by some evicted illegal residents, seeking a direction to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to allot them quarters in the under-construction EWS facility, as is being done for the 1,512 original allottees.

The court however directed the civic body to set up a grievance redressal cell at Solikunta village where they are being rehabilitated, to deal with problems faced by those evicted.

Mining Leases

The state government has decided to assess mining leases across the state and issue them afresh.

The advocate general, during the hearing on the petition filed by S K Sarabgi challenging the 2003 notification on issuance of mining licences, on Thursday said, “There was a joint survey conducted. There has been change in boundaries of the state and the mineral deposits have to be reassessed. Since there is ambiguity in the notification issued in 2003, the government has decided to withdraw it.”

The court has posted the matter for disposal on Friday.

Directive to KMC

The high court on Thursday asked the Medical Council of Karnataka to reinvestigate the allegation of medical negligence against a doctor at Fortis Hospital.  The high court was hearing the petition filed by advocate H M S Prasad who had alleged that due to the negligence of the doctor, he lost his wife.The advocate had filed a complaint with the KMC seeking to prosecute the doctor, which was dismissed on June 6, 2013. He then filed a petition before the high court. 

Order Reserved

The high court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a petition filed by Raghaveshwara Swamiji of Ramachandrapura Math seeking to quash an FIR filed against him for alleged sexual harassment.Banashankari police had registered the case following a complaint filed by one Anshumathi Shastri, daughter of singer Premalatha and Divakara Shastri.

Notice to Govt

The high court on Thursday issued notice to the state government, Commissioner for food and civil supplies and others while hearing a petition seeking to revive the e-PDS system. The petition, filed by D R Srinath, a resident of Narisimharajapura in Chikmagalur district, contended that the e-PDS system has been designed to facilitate and ensure transparency in distribution of food grains.  


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