BENGALURU: The High Court on Friday asked the government to submit a comprehensive report regarding compilation and digitisation of government land records in the state.
Justice Ram Mohan Reddy asked for a status report on land records that have been digitised and how many are yet to be digitised. The bench is monitoring the digitisation process and has adjourned the next hearing to February 3.
Principal Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, also Commissioner of Survey Settlement and Land Records, informed the court that a high-power committee meeting was held on the subject.
The meeting, headed by the chief secretary, discussed the issue of illegal site allotment in BMRDA (Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority) jurisdiction and was also going to identify government land falling under the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike areas.
‘Reconsider Decision on Bank’
The High Court advised Canara Bank to reconsider its decision of not talking over Amanath Co-operative Bank, which is facing financial crisis.
Justice Ram Mohan Reddy enquired whether Amanath Bank is capable of overcoming its financial crisis. He also wanted to know if former Union minister Jaffer Sharief would invest in the bank to save it from the critical situation. The counsel representing Amanath Bank on Friday submitted details of the bank’s provision list of the balance sheets and details of the depositors who have Rs 1 lakh or less in the bank, the information which the court had previously sought.
It was submitted that currently, Amanath Bank has Rs 404 crore. The bench demanded to know why Canara Bank backtracked from their decision and what caused them to look at the issue of 32 per cent of financial erosion that they would face.
The counsel representing Canara Bank contended that they had never totally agreed upon taking over the bank and had only said they would examine the prospects of the move. The bench adjourned the next hearing to February 20.
HC Dismisses Plea on Tirthahalli Death
The High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by the father of a 13-year-old girl who was found dead in Tirthahalli under suspicious circumstances.
The petitioner had sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation, contending that he had no faith in the manner the Criminal Investigation Department was conducting the investigation.
Advocate General Ravivarma Kumar said the CID investigation was coming to an end and in two weeks, a report would be submitted to the jurisdictional court. After the AG’s submission, Justice K L dismissed the petition.