After the inordinate delay in cleaning the historic Kasturchand Park and dirt lying all around, Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court announced that the judges would personally visit Kasturchand Park on September 5 at 11.30 am to see the compliance of its orders. When the respondents claimed a substantial portion of ground had been cleaned, the Amicus Curiae submitted fresh photographs to repudiate the claim. A division bench consisting of Justice Ravi Deshpande and Justice Pushpa Ganediwala, while hearing a suo-motu PIL asked the respondent authorities including District Collector, Municipal Commissioner, Metro Rail, and Police top brass to remain present along with counsels and affidavits filed in this matter to ascertain the claims.
Hearing a suo-motu PIL the High Court had directed Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), district administration, and Metro Rail to fill the trenches, complete the sewage line and remove construction waste within two weeks. Amicus Curiae Shreerang Bhandarkar produced photographs clicked on Wednesday morning, raising a big question mark over the claim of Metro Rail about on-going cleaning and restoration works. The photographs revealed pits and the resultant mess at this historic venue, damaged sewage line and general lack of upkeep. The work of levelling has not been undertaken by the respondents, the Amicus Curiae stated while lashing out at the nodal agency for neglecting this important task.