The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Mallige Hospital on Crescent Road for dumping bio-medical waste in an open area near Hebbal Lake.

It has issued a showcause notice to the hospital, asking it why its trade licence should not be cancelled. The civic agency has given three days’ time to the hospital to reply, failing which the licence will be cancelled.