Tuesday, February 26, 2008

BMRCL: No violation in Metro Rail works

BMRCL: No violation in Metro Rail works
DH News Service, Bangalore:
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) on Monday told Karnataka High Court that the Metro Rail works on CMH Road was going on as per the original alignment and that the corporation has not violated any law in executing the same.

The corporation made this submission, while a writ petition objecting to Metro Rail work on CMH Road was heard in the court.

The counsel representing the corporation said when the public were asked to file objections to the alignment, none reacted. Opposing the alignment when the work has been started is not right, he argued.
CMH Road shop owners filed the writ petition demanding that the alignment be shifted towards Old Madras Road and that would save close to Rs 1,000 crore for the State government. Justice K L Manjunath adjourned hearing on the petition to Tuesday.

The High Court on Monday directed the City Crime Branch and Hennur Police station to file affidavit on the investigation proceedings in connection with criminal charges against Joseph Chacko. Chacko is facing charges of cheating many NRIs to the tune of Rs 35 crore, on assurance of providing them flats in Bangalore. The divisional Bench comprising Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph and Justice B V Nagarathna ordered the filing of affidavit on the status of investigation.

Government advocate Srinivasa Gowda said Chacko had been absconding and not cooperating with the police in investigation. He also alleged that Chacko had not been adhering to conditions put forth while he was granted bail.

However, advocate representing denying the State government’s statement, argued that Chacko was not arrested when he himself presented before the police and that he would return the money and settle the issue.


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