On 20 June, the Karnataka High court had pulled up Bengaluru City Police for failing to take suitable action on various complaints including noise pollution from pubs. An oral observation by the court termed the efforts taken by the police force as ‘casual’.
Months ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi, the Karnataka High Court has reiterated that immersion of idols in lakes should not be allowed. The authorities have been asked to identify other places for the same.
Justice Oka, who was on Tuesday notified by the Centre as the next Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court, had in recent years, kept the state government and Mumbai civic authorities on their toes, directing action on various issues plaguing the city.
On June 12, the high court had issued notices to the Karnataka government, state police chief and police officials
concerned in the matters. It had also directed the police to ensure that the accused were not ill-treated.
A vacation bench of the CJI and Justice S K Kaul declined to pass any interim order and said it would consider the petition on January 8, by when it directed the high court to upload the judgment on its official web page.