Building proved illegal through the use of RTI
The reply to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed an illegal construction in Krishna Reddy Layout in Bommanahalli, Bangalore. The reply showed that the building under construction did not have an approved plan and that the electricity connection was provided to it without a regular account.
The applicant had approached the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) requesting proper action to be taken in this regard. The Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) and the urban development department had also written separately to BBMP to take action against the builder.
The applicant had later approached the Karnataka High Court requesting its intervention. A division bench headed by the chief justice Vikramajit Sen finally disposed the petition after the BBMP submitted that it would demolish the building.