A man has approached the Karnataka high court with a unique demand. He wants permission to use a helicopter to shower flowers on his new house during the house-warming ceremony.
45-year-old M Muniraju sought direction to the Bengaluru city Police Commissioner to allow him to use the helicopter and moved the High Court of Karnataka on Thursday.
The house will be inaugurated on February 9 according to a report in The Times of India.
The petitioner said that he had obtained a letter from a private helicopter operator o January 29, which asked him to get permission from the police. However, he claimed that the police had not acted on his request after he had submitted the same on January 30.
Justice AS Bopanna gave a notice to the police department and adjourned the hearing to February 6.
Reacting to the plea, he said, "What is your legal right? In the invitation, you have mentioned there will be (a) flower drop from helicopter on the house and claimed that the neighbour has been granted permission in a similar situation. Is this for competition that you are claiming violation of Article 14? You have to show your legal right or the obligation to seek mandamus (a judicial writ) from this court."
The petitioner stated that he needed the helicopter for only an hour and a half. Citing that he had already distributed invitation cards announcing the shower of petals, he said that it would be an embarrassment for him if permission was not granted.
Muniraju, who is a resident of Mullur village in Varthur Hobli, Bengaluru East taluk, was on the list of rowdy-sheeters till recently, the report adds.