Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Karnataka High Court dismisses PIL against building of Anekal authority office

The Karnataka High Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against the use of land reserved for a playground for building the office of the Anekal Development Authority.

The petitioner is an association of layout owners which is a society registered under the provisions of the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960. The petitioner has also assailed the validity of the Government Order dated 22.12.2017 by which the Government of Karnataka approved the construction of office of Anekal Planning Authority in civic amenity site of the layout in Igglur Village, Attibelle Hobli, Anekal Taluk.

The Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice S. Vishwajith Shetty heard the counsel for the parties at length and found that there is no material on record to indicate that the land situated at Iggaluru Village, Attibele Hobli, Anekal Taluk is land reserved for a playground. The Government of Karnataka, by an order dated 22.12.2017, has approved the building plan for construction of the office of Anekal Planning Authority.

Further, the Bench observed the petition has been filed four years after the layout plan was approved by the State Government.

“The challenge to the Government Order dated 22.12.2017 is misconceived. No construction is being made by the Anekal Development Authority on the land which has been reserved as a playground. For the aforementioned reasons, we do not find any merit in the petition. The same fails and is hereby dismissed,” the order reads.


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