Court irritated by UP government's feeble response to Levana fire

Lucknow High Court expresses displeasure at state attorney's response to suo motu . The court expressed concern about an alleged fire code violation in Gomtinagars Parijaat Apartment .

LUCKNOW: Following the fire incident in Levana Suites here, the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court was outraged at the state's unsatisfaction with its response on a PIL registered by it suo motu on Thursday.The bench said that it is the responsibility of the state government to control housing and development departments such as LDA and Awas Vikas, but that it is unfortunately the court that does this.The court made the remarks after the state attorney was unable to offer a proper response to the court's concerns.Justice DK Upadhyay and Justice Saurabh Srivastava were hearing the PIL that had been recorded in the case.

When Shailendra Singh, the chief standing counsel, submitted the chief fire officers' response in the court, it expressed dissatisfaction with the way the affidavit was filled with half-baked facts.The counsel said he wanted more time after the bench asked why.At this point, the court quizzed him about why the lengthy affidavit was not ready when the state had already had the time to prepare it.The bench set the next hearing on November 3, directing the state to produce an exhaustive affidavit, expressing displeasure with the counsel, who kept quiet.

In addition, LDA VC Indramani Tripathi was also present in the court.LDA VC was asked to elaborate on how many buildings were built by infractions to city laws and what actions were taken against them by the bench.The court expressed concern about an alleged fire code violation in Gomtinagar's Parijaat Apartment.