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HC directs Sadashivanagar club to stop new constructions

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Plea questions legality of permission granted by BDA

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday directed Sadashivanagar Club to stop construction of new buildings on the club premises until further orders.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Pradeep Singh Yerur issued the interim directions after hearing a PIL petition, which has questioned the legality of permission granted to the club by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) for construction of new buildings. The club is situated at number 21, 15 cross, Upper Palace Orchids, Sadashivanagar. The petition said the BDA could not have granted permission to put up new constructions as the area, leased to the club, has been classified as “park and open space” in the Revised Master Plan of 2015. The Bench directed the BDA to file an affidavit on whether construction can be permitted contrary to the master plan, approved under the provisions of the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act, which designated this area as “park and open space.”

Meanwhile, the Bench ordered the petition to be treated as initiated suo motu by the High Court after counsel for the club claimed the petitioners were none other than the spouses of some club members and this information was concealed from the court. It was also contended that the club has been operating for the past 50 years in the said civic amenities site and it was wrongly classified as “park” and this error is being rectified in the new draft master plan.

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