Questioned by corporator, MCC stops demolition drive
Ayub Khan, a Congress corporator and former mayor, rushed to spot soon after Mysuru City Corporation commenced a drive to clear encroachments from the dried lake area.
After an hour-long discussion, the corporation team left the venue. By that time, they had brought down four houses on the encroached land. Sources claimed that the residents sought time to shift from the location. People constructed houses in the area and have been living there for the last few years. MCC authorities conceived a plan to construct a road there and the plan was pending since years.
Ayub Khan, an assembly aspirant from Narasimharaja segment, lambasted the move of the civic authorities to demolish houses of the residents who are daily-wage earners, without offering them any help.
MCC staffers along with police arrived at the spot before day-break. They shifted the belongings of the residents out of the houses and started pulling down the structures.