Source as appears in the Sakal
Demolition from 9 October ; petitioners being threatened
The PWD is getting its act in place to beginning the work on the road widening of Khanapur Road. All petitioners who had approached the high court are now being threatened by the police. On Thursday one businessman who is a petitioner in the high court was called in the police station and threatened as per information from sources.
The PWD is planning to demolish the structures of the petitioners after October 8, sources said. As per the order of the Hon High court, the petitioners have filed their petitions in-front of the Regional commissioner and their hearing is stated to be on 8 October. Currently Deputy Commissioner is holding additional charge as Regional commissioner and sources say the final order would be passed on October 8 and instantly from October 9, the demolition of the structures of the petitioners would commence and same was told by Executive engineer R B Dyamannavar of the PWD.
Hence it seems to be a case of collusion between the authorities and an attempt to get the petitioners into trouble.
After the recent accident at Udyambag cross where Darshani chougule was killed there was a lot of criticism of the PWD. The accident occurred due to the road condition and also that the road was not widened even after the same was commenced in December 2014. There are no hurdles in widening the road from Third gate to Peeranwadi; but the road from Mahveer Bahavn to third gate about 40 businessmen have filed petitions in the high court against the road widening. The high court in its final order has now transfered the case to the Regional commissioners office and also has given a 12 weeks stay on any kind of dispossession of the petitioners.
As per the order of the high court the dispossession stay is valid upto 18 November and hence no one can take any action of these said properties. But as per EE Dyamannavar the demolition work would commence after October 8. So does this mean that the PWD will not follow the orders of the court?
Currently DC N Jayram is the acting RC and he will only hear the petitions on Oct 8, and as per the PWD the RC will issue final order on the same day.
Now the petitioners are thinking whether they will be heard without any prejudice. Even after the RC’s order they have an option of appealing with the Karnataka Appellate tribunal.