STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Furnish FIR data on illegal ads: HC to govt

Directing the BBMP counsel to get instructions on the illegal hoardings/flexes surfacing in city again, the bench adjourned the hearing to April 20.

Published: 27th February 2020 07:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th February 2020 07:03 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to submit the details of FIRs registered for violation of Karnataka Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act.A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Hemant Chandangoudar issued this direction during the hearing of public interest litigations filed with regard to illegal flex, hoardings and banners. 

The bench said that the government has placed on record the two different circular issued by the police department and Department of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj in relation to regulation of illegal advertisements.In the circular, the rural development and panchayat raj department has directed all Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Zilla Panchayats to ensure that all gram panchayats adopt the model advertisement bylaws.

On this, the bench said: “The circular is not in conformity with the directions issued by the court on last occasion. The power is vested with the government to direct all gram panchayat, taluk panchayats and Zilla Panchayat to to adopt model bylaws. Accordingly, the directions should have been issued by the government and not the department. We direct the state to file necessary compliance report,” the bench said.

Directing the BBMP counsel to get instructions on the illegal hoardings/flexes surfacing in city again, the bench adjourned the hearing to April 20. This was after advocate G R Mohan, counsel of a petitioner, drew the attention of the court on illegal flexes in city.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp