Karnataka High Court issues Contempt Notice on Karnataka Chief Secretary for not constituting Lake Protection Committees as directed
In a significant decision, a Division Bench of the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka constituted by Mr. Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar & Mr. Justice B. Sreenivase Gowda ordered notice today on Mr. S. V. Ranganath, IAS, Chief Secretary of the Government of Karnataka on why action should not be initiated per Contempt of Court Act, 1971 for not complying with the directions of the Hon'ble Court in WP. 817/2008 (Environment Support Group and anr. vs. State of Karnataka represented by Chief Secretary and ors.), more than a year after the order was passed. The notice of contempt was issued in a Civil Contempt Petition No. 1336/2013 filed by Environment Support Group and anr. vs. Mr. S. V. Ranganath, IAS, in his position as Chief Secretary of the State of Karnataka.