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HC: Impose penalty on dumping of waste,cow dung at Dhanas

The Punjab and Haryana High Court,on Friday,ordered that penalty be imposed on those dumping waste and cow dung in Milk Colony at Dhanas

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court,on Friday,ordered that penalty be imposed on those dumping waste and cow dung in Milk Colony at Dhanas,while directing the administration to take steps to clean the Dhanas dumping ground.

A penalty of Rs 1,000 on the cattle owner be imposed,the court remarked. The court has ordered that in case the offender refuses to budge,his cattle may be seized on the third occasion.

Appearing on behalf of the Chandigarh administration,senior standing counsel Sanjay Kaushal said some miscreants in Dhanas are trying to create “communal tension” in the area,while few residents were not co-operating with the administration in cleaning the place.

The court was informed that a few residents had placed a dead cow in the area in the area and tried to blame the administration.

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Expressing concern over the sanitation in the area,the High Court asked the administration to take immediate action against those creating nuisance. To explain the “practical difficulties” faced by the administration,the Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of the municipal corporation were present.

The Milk Colony was created for those involved in the profession of keeping cattle and selling milk. In 2006,the administration had allowed dairy owners to use the plots for residential purposes. However,not all residents had converted the plots into their residence,as a result of which,those owning cattle dump cow dung in the area allocated for a park.

Four suspended teachers transferred

CHANDIGARH: The education department has issued orders to reinstate four of the suspended government teachers.However, all the four teachers have been transferred to far away schools in the city.


Co Convener,Swarn Singh Kamboj,said,“We reinstated the teachers on condition of a through department enquiry. Showcause notices issued to more than 100 teachers and the FIR registered against our committee will not be rolled back until a detailed enquiry.”

Khushali Ram,lecturer at Government Model Senior Secondary School,Sector 21,(GMSSS) has been transferred to a government school in Raipur Khurd. Ranbir Singh and Shwinder Singh,lecturers from GMSSS 40 have been shifted to a government school in Sector 33,while the convener of the Joint Action Committee has been transferred to the GMSSS for girls Sector 18.

Education Secretary VK Singh said,“The teachers who were suspended have been reinstated and DPI(S) has directed to transfer these teachers probably because they caused disruption during the Faculty Development Programme.”


A delegation of JAC on Friday met VK Singh to remind him his commitment with JAC and expressed their resentment for the breach of trust. The executive committee of JAC on Friday decided to call an emergency meeting of the high Power Committee on August 8 at 4 pm along with others organisations to decide the further line of action.

Two arrested in theft case

Chandigarh: Police on Thursday arrested two persons for allegedly robbing a resident of Sector 29. Police said,Bhupinder Kumar and Jitender Kumar threatened a resident of Sector 29 with a knife and stole his bag containing clothes and documents.

An eyewitness called the police and the accused were arrested on the spot. Police said,the incident took place around 4.30 am when the victim was heading towards his home. While Bhupinder is a resident of Phase-2,Ram Darbar,Jitender resides in Sector 52.

A case has been registered against the accused under Sections 392 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code with the Industrial Area police.

First published on: 03-08-2013 at 05:48:28 am
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