The Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the Karnataka State Judicial Department House-building Cooperative Society to submit details of allotment of sites made by it in the judicial layout formed by it at Allalasandra, near Yelahanka, in Bangalore.
A special Division Bench comprising Justice Ram Mohan Reddy and Justice H. Billappa passed the order while hearing a petition filed by the Judicial Layout Residents’ and Site Owners’ Association.
The Bench asked the society to submit details such as names of members to whom sites were allotted, status of the allottees (whether they are members of the society by virtue of being employees of the department, or associate members) and extent of sites allotted.
The petition, filed by the association in 2002, had alleged that the office-bearers of the society had sold the land reserved for civic amenities and parks by converting them into residential sites in violation of the approved layout plan. Several employees of the judicial department, apart from serving and former judges of the High Court, own sites in this layout. The Bench is also hearing petitions filed in 2006 by a few retired judges of the High Court seeking a CBI inquiry into the affairs of the society.
In another case, Bangalore City Police Commissioner Jyothi Prakash Mirji has informed the High Court that the city police, on October 29, executed a non-bailable warrant (NBW) issued against officer-bearers of the Vyalikaval House-building Cooperative Society for not implementing the order of the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Bangalore, to refund money to a member of the society.
In his affidavit, Mr. Mirji said that the Malleswaram police had arrested H. Srinivasan, secretary of the society and produced before the forum, which had issued the arrest warrant against him. He was released on bail by the forum.
The affidavit was submitted on a petition filed by Athmaranjan Rai, a member of the society, complaining that over 10 NBWs issued since 2009 were not executed by the police.