Karnataka High Court stays land denotification case against B.S. Yeddyurappa

The court has adjourned the matter for final hearing to the first week of June.

Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday stayed a land denotification case against former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa before the lower court. A complaint was filed against him stating that while he was the deputy chief minister in 2006, he had ordered illegal deletion of land notified for IT Park in and around Bellandur and Devarabisanahalli.

The complainant, Vasudeva Reddy, had filed a private complaint in the Lokayukta Special Court in 2013, wherein he stated that Yeddyurappa ordered de-notification of four acres 30 guntas in survey number 49 in Devarabisanahalli and survey numbers 10, 18, 46/1 in Bellandur. He further alleges that following denotification, the lands were diverted for residential purpose.

The state government had declared the land between Whitefield and Electronic City as IT Corridor during 2000-01 for the development of IT and IT-enabled services. The Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) issued notification in respect of around 500 acres, and in the final notification in respect of only 434 acres including the land adjacent to the Ring Road between Sarjapur Road and Marathahalli which includes villages of Bellandur, Devarabisanahalli, Kadabisanahalli and Kariammana Agrahara.

The court has adjourned the matter for final hearing to the first week of June.

OC application records

The High Court has asked the BBMP to submit records of the applications for Occupancy Certificate (OC) received by it.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Nakoda Constructions, which has moved the court challenging the withholding of grant of occupancy certificate despite completion of construction of an apartment according to the sanctioned plan.

Earlier in the day, the court had issued non-bailable warrant (NBW) against BBMP Commissioner as he failed to appear in the matter. The counsel submitted that the Commissioner was unable to be present as he was busy with the ongoing election duties and further sought for time for his appearance. However, the court turned down the request and issued NBW.

Following the order, the Commissioner appeared before the court later in the day, and the court recalled its order.

Email voting

The High Court has dismissed a seeking email voting facility for those voters who are either abroad or away from their home constituencies during the elections.

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