Nikol area of Ahmedabad observed a complete bandh on Wednesday, a day after four people died during a demolition drive by the civic body, but the situation remained peaceful.
On the other hand, Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner D Thara requested to the government to name an official from the state vigilance commission as member of the panel formed to probe the incident. “We have formed a committee with four members, which will be headed by a GVC official.
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Three deputy commissioners (I K Patel, K L Bachani and R B Barad) will be the other members of the committee… The GVC has been involved so that we could make an independent inquiry into the matter,” Thara said. The panel will submit its report in 20 days.
Even as residents of Nikol ensured a complete bandh in the area, they opposed politicisation of the issue and asked Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia, who had reached there, to go back.
Four people were killed Tuesday when after a 20-ft wall of a two-storey building opposite Sardar Mall collapsed during a demolition drive by the AMC in Krishnanagr area.
The AMC authorities claimed that the demolition was a routine procedure for a road-widening project under Town Planning Scheme Number 65. The Gujarat High Court has suspended the drive till April 21 after some locals rushed to the court, claiming that the government can expand the road even without razing structures.