A Division Bench of the A.P. High Court comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice N. V. Ramana on Monday asked the authorities concerned of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to respond to complaints of illegal slaughtering of animals on the roads and encroachments on these roads at Ziaguda in Hyderabad.

Writ petition

The Bench was dealing with a writ petition filed by D. Santosh Kumar and Rajender Kumar, residents of Ziaguda, who complained that goats, and other animals were being slaughtered on the roads and the waste was being dumped into the Musi river by the slaughter house owners.

The petitioners said the roads were being encroached by them and the GHMC officials had not responded on their complaints.

The Bench felt actions like this had to be dealt with and adjourned the case for the response of the GHMC.

Court seeks report on illegal constructions at Boats Club

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice N.V. Ramana on Monday asked the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to inform the court whether or not any illegal constructions had been built on the premises of Hyderabad Boats Club.

The Bench was dealing with a writ petition filed by Vidya Sagar Reddy, who said the authorities concerned had not demolished the illegal guest rooms, a banquet hall, kitchen and an air-conditioned lounge built on government land on the banks of Hussainsagar. He said that such constructions were not permitted as per law.

The A.P. Pollution Control Board told the court that the order of the Supreme Court prohibited such construction activity.

The club contended that the land was given on lease by the government.

The Bench adjourned the case by a week to facilitate GHMC file its report.

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