BENGALURU: The High Court on Friday issued a notice to the state government, the registrar of district cooperative societies and the Karnataka Reddy Jana Sangha in response to a petition filed by N Prathima, an architect and a member of the Sangha.
In the petition, Prathima contended that quarry dust was being used instead of river sand for the construction of a 12-storey building at Kasavanahalli.
The building is being built by the Sangha for setting up of a medical college.
She also alleged that the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has not sanctioned the plan of the building as per the information obtained under the RTI Act.
The Sangha has also overpaid a contractor to procure steel for the construction of a hospital at Marasur village in Anekal taluk, Prathima said.
The petitioner appealed the court to direct the authorities to take action against the office bearers of the Sangha.
Hearing the petition, Justice A S Bopanna issued a notice to the respondents.
Appointment Set Aside
The High Court on Friday set aside the appointment of Dr Durganna as Medical Superintendent of Victoria Hospital.
Dr H S Satish, Professor and Head of the Department of ENT, Sri Venkateshwara ENT Institute, which is attached to Victoria Hospital and comes under the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, challenged the appointment of Dr Durganna On April 20 2015.
Justice Raghavendra S Chauhan set aside the notification appointing Dr Durganna as Medical Superintendent of Victoria Hospital on the ground that the latter lacked the minimum of two years of administrative experience as a head of the department.
Justice Chauhan directed the selection committee to select a fresh candidate within four weeks.
Advocate H N Shashidhara, representing Dr Satish, argued that the medical superintendent should have minimum of ten years experience including two years as head of the department. But Durganna has lacking this, he added.