Hyderabad: The Hyderabad HC on Monday asked the counsel of the AP government to get instructions regarding a PIL moved by YSRC MLA A. Ramakrishna Reddy asking that authorities nod for construction of palatial buildings and raising plantations in an area adjacent to the Krishna River bed in Guntur district be declared illegal.
The petitioner informed the court that many private individuals had constructed buildings in Penumaka and Undavalli villages of the district violating the AP (Andhra Region) Rivers Conservancy Act, 1884. Mr Sudhakar Reddy, counsel appearing for the petitioner, urged the court to direct the authorities' to demolish the buildings.
The Bench then asked the counsel of the AP government to get instructions and posted the case to next week.
While pointing out the locus standie and bonafides of the petitioner the Bench said the plea seemed to be moved for political purposes.
When the Bench said that the petitioner, being an elected representative, had a right to bring the issue to the notice of the authorities and also to raise the issue in Assembly, the counsel replied that the MLA had already represented the matter to the revenue authorities.
Maintaining that the construction of buildings had been completed long ago, the Bench asked the counsel why his client was now moving court and whether he had any differences with the property owners.
The counsel said the petitioner was a local MLA of the area and he had complained to the tahsildar about the illegal construction and the latter had issued notices to property owners.
The Bench then asked the counsel of the AP government to get instructions and posted the case to next week....