AP High Court stay on GITAM University demolition- Visakhapatnam
It is a significant relief to the promoters of Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM) University in Visakhapatnam as the Andhra Pradesh High Court directed the state government to stop the demolition drive against the varsity till November 30. The High Court has asked the state government to submit its counter.
In its petition, the petitioner has filed a House Motion petition contending that the state government undertook the demolition of its campus without following due procedures. He has alleged that around 100 police personnel were involved in the demolition drive at midnight. The petitioner further claimed that the state government has a relevant document to purchase the additional land.