The issue of eateries at Futala Lake seems to be deferred for another week. The Damocles sword seems to be hanging still over the shopkeeper’s fate.
On August 5, 2014, Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Chandrakant Bhadang had asked petitioner Sanjay Agrawal and NIT to file an affidavit in the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court explaining their side of the development of Telangkhedi Lake promenade and surrounding area.
The petitioner Sanjay Agrawal had already filed an Affidavit as required by the High Court Justice, however, NIT had not filed the affidavit. NIT had to explain in the affidavit which of the constructions were legal and which not. The NIT was to file the affidavit on August 14, 2014. However, the Advocate fighting the case on behalf of NIT Advocate Surendra Mishra had asked for an additional time of one week to file the affidavit. The Advocate also informed the court that very soon they will be taking a firm decision on the matter.
However, the petition was filed in the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court by the ten shopkeepers namely Shanaz Jhan, Rajiv Jindal Gupta, Sunil Ghormare, Sikander Pal Singh, Kamlesh Sahani, Asha Vakil, Shilpi Ajay Bagadi, Shailendra Sharma, Rahul Nagulwar, Subhroto Sinha against NIT that, it gave notice to break their shops situated in the side of Telangkhedi Lake promenade and therefore appealed to grant relief. The High Court also ordered the shopkeepers to close their shops and deposit rupees 2 Lakhs. On August 5, 2014 deposited the amount in the Court in the evening. However, the High Court did not grant the permission. The High Court sustained their previous Judgment on this matter till August 14, 2014.