BENGALURU: The High Court on Thursday stayed construction of an office building by the Janata Dal (Secular) near Chowdaiah memorial hall in Vyalikaval in the city.
The JD(S) was building a new office on a land granted to it by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) after it vacated its premises in Gandhinagar following Supreme Court orders.
Petitioner K G Chandrashekhar Bhat contended that the allotted land was granted to his mother who served the Mysuru royal family under the erstwhile Maharaja.
Justice B V Nagarathna observed that it being private land, the same cannot be leased out to a political party, and stayed the construction work.
Notice to MESCOM
The High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the State government on a petition seeking electricity supply to a village in Udupi district.
Justice Abdul Nazeer was hearing a petition filed by an agriculturist contending that a village in Charakavadi Gram Panchayat limits of Brahmavara taluk in Udupi district does not have electricity supply since Independence.
This, the petitioner claimed, was a denial of his right to protection of life and personal liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution.
He further stated that his representations to various authorities including Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) of the Mangalore Electricity Supply Company (MESCOM) had gone in vain.
Lack of power supply had caused him to use new technology to power and operate domestic electrical appliances and gadgets.
The court has issued notices to the Udupi Deputy Commissioner and MESCOM authorities in reference to the petition.