Karnataka HC Dismisses Man's Plea to Use Chopper For Showering Flowers
“There is no provision under law, hence the petition is dismissed” said Justice Bopanna even after Muniraju’s counsel Shivaramu argued that it would be violation of fundamental right of his client under article 14 of the constitution.
Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Monday dismissed the petition of a former rowdy sheeter and BJP leader M Muniraju, who had pleaded with the court to grant him permission to use chopper for showering flowers on his newly constructed house.
Dismissing the petition, Justice Bopanna, who had earlier criticised the splurge, questioned the petitioner Muniraju saying since when did showering flowers on the house become a ritual.
"If this continues new rituals will take birth for birthdays and Satyanarayana pooja," the judge observed.
"There is no provision under law, hence the petition is dismissed,” said Justice Bopanna even after Muniraju’s counsel Shivaramu argued that it would be a violation of fundamental right of his client under article 14 of the constitution.
"How is it that his neighbour is given the permission whereas my client is being denied" argued Shivaramu.
Speaking to CNN News 18, Shivaramu said, “The case has been disposed off as police did not give its permission”.
The city commissioner's office informed the court on Monday that permission cannot be granted to Muniraju as the roof of his neighbour's house is made of tin sheets.
Justice AS Bopanna in his concluding remarks observed that if given permission it would set a bad precedent.
Expressing his dissatisfaction with the verdict, Muniraju said he has no option but to bow to the court’s verdict.
When asked if he would go for an appeal, Muniraju said,“I would have gone for an appeal but hardly three days are left for the house inauguration. Hence there is no time. I will have to satisfy with the normal way.”
Muniraju had approached the police on December 30th after Deccan Charters, the helicopter hiring company, asked him to get clearance from the Bangalore city commissioner.
When the authorities denied him permission, Muniraju filed a writ with the Karnataka high court on February 2nd.
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