Either BBMP is casual or utterly negligent: Karnataka HC on election hoardings

Updated: Sep 19 2023 6:04PM

Bengaluru, Sep 19 (PTI) The High Court of Karnataka granted two more weeks to the Bengaluru civic body -- Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) -- to file a comprehensive response to the question of illegal election hoardings in city and warned that there won't be any further extension of time.

The BBMP filed a memo before the court claiming that since the HC order on August 2, 2023, it had registered 327 fresh cases under the Karnataka Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act.

"It is further submitted that the memo dated 23.08.2023 has been issued by the Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru City to all the Divisional DCPs, ACPs and jurisdictional police inspectors of the Bengaluru City to comply with the KOPD Act strictly," the memo dated September 12 submitted to the court on Tuesday stated.