Bangalore: In a setback to former Karnataka chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda, High Court on Friday directed Bangalore Development Authority to take action against him and a state minister in three months for allegedly violating lease cum sale agreement for residential sites allotted to them.
In its order, the court quashed the `initiation plan, sanctioned plan and modified plan` of construction on the site, terming them as "flawed".
"If such violations are committed by persons in such high position, then public confidence in the political system gets eroded", a division bench, comprising DV Shylendra Kumar and HS Kempanna said.
The order came on a PIL by one Nagalakshmi against Gowda and five others, including food and civil supplies minister DN Jeevaraj.
The petitioner had charged them with violating rules of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (city corporation) and BDA with regard to plots allotted to them by B S Yeddyurappa as Chief Minister under the discretionary quota.
In the PIL filed last year, the petitioner charged Gowda with amalagating the plot with that of Jeevaraj and jointly and illegally constructing a five-floor building.