The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday asked Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to file its statement within a week on the plea of the State government, which requested the court to grant two months to shift B.R. Ambedkar statue from in front of the Vidhana Soudha.
A Division Bench comprising acting Chief Justice K. Sreedhar Rao and Justice B. V. Nagarathna issued the direction while hearing the application filed by the government seeking extension of time to shift the statue. The court, while allowing a PIL petition by city-based advocate A.V. Amaranath, had on December 12, 2012 directed the government to shift the statue within 15 days to enable work on metro.