Tuesday, September 25, 2007

HC orders clearance of encroachments

HC orders clearance of encroachments
Bangalore, DHNS:
The Karnatak High Court on Monday ordered authorities to clear encroachments on a portion of land belonging to Bangalore University.

The Karnatak High Court on Monday ordered authorities to clear encroachments on a portion of land belonging to Bangalore University, falling on the boundaries of City Civil Courts complex.

The division Bench headed by Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph passed the order in course of a PIL filed by Advocates’ Association. It has sought a portion of University’s land to form a double lane road in order to ease congestion on the busy route.

At the hearing on Monday, BU filed a memo before the court saying it is ready to hand over land for the formation of proposed double lane road.

The University, however, wanted the unauthorised occupation of the land by petty shops and labourers to be cleared first, while also seeking the status quo order granted earlier, to be vacated. The court directed the Public Works department, BBMP and Police Commissioner to take all steps to remove the unauthorised occupation in accordance with law.

The hearing has been adjourned to October 8.

Officer summoned

The High Court has summoned the Special Land Acquisition Officer of Bangalore District on Wednesday.

Justice N Kumar, dealing with a petition complaining of delay in returning the possession of certain lands, said to be dropped from acquisition proceedings, summoned the Special LAO seeking an explanation.

Petitioner, N Narasimhaiah, said 32 guntas and 12 guntas of land at B Narayanapura village had been dropped from acquisition proceedings. This was as per a compromise memo filed in Supreme Court during 2001 in which the acquisition authorities had undertaken to allow the said portion of land to be retained by him while seeking possession of some other portions. But the possession had been returned to him till date.

Notice to KIADB

A division Bench of High Court ordered issue of notices to State government and KIADB following a plea seeking modification of the alignment of one of the ramps to the trumpet interchange of proposed Expressway to Devanahalli airport.

The appeal by Tripti Thomas, owning six acres land in Shettigere village, Jala hobli, Bangalore North taluk, has challenged the present alignment of the ramp stating it would take the ramp very close to her house.


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