HC orders demolition of wall to allow access to public road

The dispute over a wall of a residential apartment that was allegedly blocking a public road connecting HSR Layout to Haralur was put to rest by the High Court on Tuesday, ordering for the demolition of the structure.

The residents of the apartment had on Saturday procured a temporary stay against attempts to demolish the wall.

“The court has ruled in our favour for the creation of an access road. However, [the party owning] the apartment has been given time till Friday to protect the property. After that, the BBMP commissioner has the authority to demolish the wall,” said Ramakrishna Reddy, president of the Somasandra Palya Haralur Federation.

It was last Friday that the BBMP Commissioner visited the spot with an order to demolish the wall. However after stiff resistance from the residents of the apartment in question, the two JCBs and the police force returned.

The apartment owners say that after talks with the team, they were granted time until August 1. Meanwhile, they approached the court. “We had no prior communication about the demolition team’s arrival. However, thankfully, women and children who were in the apartment, and few others who managed to reach the spot quickly spoke to the team and managed to get an extension,” Subhash M, president of the apartment‘s association had said. He was not available for comment after Tuesday’s ruling.

Credits Bangalore Mirror

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