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Karnataka HC pulls up petitioner on PIL against CM

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday pulled up a woman for filing a PIL against Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda charging him with violating civic rules regarding a plot allotted to him in the city five years ago.



Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday pulled up a woman for filing a PIL against Chief Minister
D V Sadananda Gowda charging him with violating civic rules
regarding a plot allotted to him in the city five years ago.

When the PIL filed by the woman claiming to be a
journalist came up before a Division Bench, comprising Chief
Justice J S Khehar and Justice Ashok B Inchigeri, it sought to
know "the motive behind filing the PIL".

She claimed that Gowda had violated rules of Bangalore
Development Authority and the city corporation.

Rapping her for targeting the new chief minister who has
recently assumed office, Justice Khehar sought an explanation
whether there was any public interest element involved in it
or was it merely to seek publicity.

He granted the petitioner four weeks time to file an
affidavit on the public interest element of her petition.

The woman had charged Gowda with violating rules
regarding the plot allotted to him in H S R Layout in the city
by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa under the
discretionary quota in 2006.

The woman accused Gowda of amalgamating the plot with
that belonging to former BJP chief whip D N Jeevaraj and
jointly illegally constructing a five floor building.

The court sought to know as to why the petitioner had
waited for the building to go up to the fifth floor to file a
PIL.

PTI

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