PHRC to MC: Look into complaint against ex-councillor

Taking note of a complaint filed by city resident Kripal Singh against former councillor Amrit Varsha Rampal of Sarabha Nagar,the Punjab Human Rights Commission,in its orders dated March 5,2013,has directed the MC commissioner to “personally look into the matter and take action” as per law.

Written by Goyal Divya | Ludhiana | Published: April 8, 2013 3:09 am

Taking note of a complaint filed by city resident Kripal Singh against former councillor Amrit Varsha Rampal of Sarabha Nagar,the Punjab Human Rights Commission,in its orders dated March 5,2013,has directed the MC commissioner to “personally look into the matter and take action” as per law.

Singh,is his complaint filed to PHRC dated March 20,had alleged that “Amrit Varsha Rampal,who was area councillor from 2002 to 2012,misused her official position and illegally encroached the land and also did illegal constructions on land”.

The complaint also mentioned B K Rampal,ex-councillor’s husband. Both are lawyers by profession and live in the neighbourhood of the complainant.

Singh also complained that “in violation of law,they built illegal basement in their residence and further rented it for commercial activities like tuition centres,kitchen appliances business,dance classes and girls hostel which has turned the area into complete mess with girls and boys engaging in indecent activities and parking vehicles anywhere”.

The complainant also alleged that the Rampals illegally widened the road from 20 feet to 40 feet for parking vehicles of customers and that too by destroying green belt of park,creating nuisance and traffic rush in area throughout the day.

Kripal Singh told Ludhiana Newsline,“We requested them politely to take care of the matter but they never paid heed. Finally,we submitted numerous written complaints to Mayor and MC commissioner in 2012 but due to their political position,no action was taken against them. In fact,now they have started harassing me and my family through various false vendetta cases in January and February 2013.”

Singh in his complaint asked PHRC to “order immediate demolition of illegal constructions by Rampals at three properties in Sarabha Nagar (159,169,170- J block) citing 2003 orders by Punjab and Haryana High Court”.

When contacted,the ex-councillor’s husband told Ludhiana Newsline,“We have got no information on any complaint or orders of Human Rights Commission till now. It’s strange how human rights body can comment on building matters.”

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