Amaravati: Andhra Jyothy management confessed in the Andhra Pradesh High Court that their building constructed under the Palamcharla Panchayathi in East Godavari district was an illegal construction on Wednesday.
Senior lawyer D Srinivas who was arguing the case on behalf of Andhra Jyothy director Vemuri Anusha said that they had applied for BPS ( Building Penalisation Scheme) for regularisation of the building, which was rejected by the officials.
The counsel requested the High Court to grant an interim stay against the demolition proceedings, which was rejected by the court. The High Court informed them that a stay was already pending against the demolition and felt that there was no need to grant another stay in the same matter.
Justice Kongara Vijayalakshmi issued orders to this effect, directed officials to file counters with complete details about the building, and adjourned the matter.
Special Government Pleader (SGP) K Jaganmohan Reddy argued on behalf of the government and said that the Andhra Jyothy management did not take prior permissions for the building, completed construction, and then filed for regularisation. Not only that they file the petition after the due date was over for the BPS. The BPS scheme is applicable only for constructions, which were completed by August 31, 2018, he explained. Whereas the petitioner had filed an application for the construction on December 29, 2018 which was way past the deadline. However, they were claiming that the building was completed in August, how could that be possible, he questioned.
So far, the petitioner have filed four law suits and there is no connection between any of the suits filed so far. Even if you take into consideration these lawsuits filed by them, as per legality the building still remains an illegal one, he clarified.