Karnataka High Court

Madikeri Fort & Palace Restoration: High Court orders contempt petition against officials

The Karnataka High Court has expressed its displeasure over the neglect of the historic Madikeri Fort and has directed the Government Advocate to register a Contempt of Court Case against officials for not obeying Court directives.
The Court was hearing the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by J.S. Virupakshaiah, a retired IAS Officer and a resident of Somwarpet. Read More


Encroachment of government land in Kodagu: PIL filed against Virajpet MLA

Acting on a PIL seeking directions to clear the alleged encroachment of Karnangeri Reserve Forest in Madikeri, the Karnataka High Court yesterday sought response from the State government.
The petition stated that the Forest Department had not taken any action against 68 persons, including Virajpet MLA K.G. Read More


High Court raps Government for allowing mining in Forests

Has observed that granting the lease in a forest area was motivated and intentional. Has further warned the Govt to  cancel all such licences issued for mining in forest areas, before the disposal of the petition. Read More


68 Traders in Madikeri held for Contempt of Court

The Karnataka High Court has levied exemplary fine of Rs. 17 lakhs on 68 traders of Madikeri in Kodagu district for contempt of court.

Hearing a contempt petition filed by the Madikeri CMC commissioner, against the traders who had violated the High Court division bench order dated July 24th, 2009 to vacate the premises of the CMC within three months, the division bench headed by Chief Justice J. Read More