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Land lease case: Vivek High School to move HC against UT

Perturbed over the decision of the UT Administration of canceling the lease of the land allotted to the Bhagwant Singh Charitable Trust has decide to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the administration.

Perturbed over the decision of the UT Administration of canceling the lease of the land allotted to the Bhagwant Singh Charitable Trust has decide to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the administration.

The management of the Bhagwant Singh Charitable Trust runs one of the city’s most prominent private schools,Vivek High School,which is located in Sector 38.

The management took this decision after the UT Adviser KK Sharma affirmed the order,of the Estate Office and the Chief Administrator,of canceling the lease of 5.92 acres of the land which had been allotted to the trust.

The decision was taken by the UT Administration after the Bhagwant Singh Charitable Trust failed to remove the building violations on the school premises even after it was given time to do so.

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Talking to Newsline,the director of the school,H S Mamik said that if one visits Sector 23 and 24,many encroachments can be seen. Why does the Administration not take action?

“In my school we had built a rabbit cage and had kept 15 rabbits. The students used to feed them but when administration asked the schools to remove it as it came under violation,we removed it,” Mamik said.

“Moreover,I had submitted an affidavit with the UT administration assuring them that the violations would soon be removed,but to no effect. In an effort to run the school and to seek justice we will approach the court,” he added.

The order of K K Sharma however read that the trust was given enough time to remove the violations,but to no avail.

According to the inspection,dated February 18,out of 18 violations,11 are fresh violations.

Earlier also,in 1993,the Administration had pointed out violations and then cancelled the site,and later,the high court had asked the trust to remove unauthorised construction before June 30,1997.

When the trust failed to remove the violations till date,the Estate Office proposed the cancellation of the land lease.

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