BENGALURU: The special court for elected representatives issued summons to former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and other accused in the Halagevaderahalli denotification case. Special judge Ramachandra D Huddar directed the accused to appear on October 4.
During his first stint as CM in October 2007, Kumaraswamy passed an order allegedly denotifying 2 acres and 24 guntas of land at Halage Vaderahalli village in favour of landowners, who sold it to builders. This was done just a week before he quit office. On July 20, the judge rejected Lokayukta police’s closure report and taken cognisance of
the offences under sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and Karnataka Land (Restriction and Transfer) Act, 1981.
Acting on a suo motu PIL registered pursuant to an apex court directive, the high court on Thursday sought collated data on illegal religious structures occupying public places. A division bench headed by chief justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka asked the BBMP commissioner to submit a status report on September 26.
As for other places across the state, the government was told to
furnish data by October 9. The bench noted that on September 29, 2009, in the case of Union of India v/s state of Gujarat and others, the Supreme Court had directed all states to demolish religious structures in public places, saying no unauthorised construction could be allowed in the name of god.