The bench, headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, asked the authorities to look into the allegations raised in the petition and take action as per law. The plea alleged that trees were felled to make room for an office, damaging the Tyagraj Park area.
A division bench of Justice A S Oka and Justice R I Chagla asked how the municipal commissioner arrives at a decision regarding which trees should be cut. The court asked if the commissioner consults any authority.
On February 16, the court had set up a committee of two expert members — V P Mohan, former principal chief conservator of forests, and Nauni Solan, Vice-Chancellor of Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry.
After a Supreme Court-appointed team found cases of excavation and tree felling in Aravali forests of Mewat and Gurgaon,the district administration ordered an extensive anti-encroachment drive against the violators.