Environmental activists have accused the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) of violating buffer zone regulations by constructing a building (Samudaya Bhavan) near Lake Gangashetty in KR Puram. Notably, the BBMP had announced last year that the lake would be rejuvenated at a cost of Rs 4 crore.
In addition, since July 1, the BBMP has seized 1,926.8 kg of single-use plastic in its eight zones and recorded 1,319 cases of plastic ban violations. A fine of Rs 8,36,300 was levied during the same period, data released by the civic body shows.
Meanwhile, the bail hearing of an accused corruption charge of MP Tahsildar has been adjourned to July 18 by the Karnataka High Court. The corruption indictment case had made headlines after remarks against the Anti-Corruption Bureau and its ADGP chief Seemanth Kumar Singh by Judge HP Sandesh. Singh has now approached the Supreme Court with a request for special leave against the HC’s remarks. On Tuesday, the SC ordered the HC to adjourn the hearing for three days so that it could hear Singh’s motion. Deputy Tahsildar PS Mahesh is in custody in the alleged Rs five lakh bribery case. He worked in the office of the Deputy Urban Commissioner of Bengaluru, J Manjunath.