With Bengaluru civic body marking buildings that had encroached on storm water drains, for being razed, a portion of martyred NSG commando Niranjan Kumar’s house has also come under the demolition list.
“The BBMP (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike) officials have marked for demolition one of the three pillars on which my (late) son Lt Col Niranjan Kumar’s house is standing,” Kumar’s father Shivarajan said from Palakkad in Kerala. A pillar has encroached on a storm water drain at Doddabommassandra near Vidyaranyapura and officials have marked the portion.
Shivrajan said his wife Radha and another son (Shashank) have sought time from the BBMP to make their own arrangement “to remove the marked pillar.”
“If demolition is really required then we are ready for it. We just request the officials to give us some time so that we can build a new pillar across it,” Shashank said.
“My wife and son have sought time for removing one of the three pillars on which the house is standing. My family is bit worried about the BBMP officials using JCB (earth mover) to pull down the structure as it may cause considerable damage to
the house itself,” he said.
Shivarajan is in Palakkad making arrangements for organising a function on 15 August in memory of his martyred son, a bomb expert with NSG, who sacrificed his life during the terror attack on Pathankot airbase in January this year. He was killed while sanitising a terrorist’s booby-trapped body.
Shashank told ANI that the family has not yet spoken to any government official. “A pillar of the house was marked and the officials left. It is not a common man’s house, it’s a national hero’s house,” he further added.