Patiala ki Rao: Society requests to be impleaded as respondent

Society members have houses in Nayagaon,claim structures built after nod from nagar panchayat

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 27, 2012 1:59:22 am

Society members have houses in Nayagaon,claim structures built after nod from nagar panchayat

Refuting allegations of illegal construction and encroachment in and around seasonal rivulet Patiala ki rao,a society,whose members have houses in Nayagaon,on Thursday,sought permission from the court to be impleaded as party.

The society has submitted that the revenue record does not show the seasonal rivulet Patiala ki rao and that the constructions made are not illegal. The Society for awareness against injustice,has further stated that houses and other buildings have been constructed only after the Nagar Panchayat,Nayagaon had given clearance to do so. The society,which claims to work to prevent injustice,has been impleaded as respondent since few members of this society have houses in the said area.

It was on May 28 when,taking stock of accusations of illegal construction and enroachment in and around seasonal rivulet Patiala ki rao ,the High Court had stayed construction in and around the rivulet which falls in Kharar,Mohali. Also,construction in and around land falling in Nayagaon was stayed by the High Court. The stay on construction will prevail till further orders.

The Court had also issued notices issued to Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA); Deputy Commissioner,Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP),Mohali on a petition filed by one Gurbax Ram,resident of Mohali.

The petitioner had sought directions to authorities for removing encroachment from seasonal rivulet namely Patiala Ki Rao passing through villages Nada,Naya Gaon,Karoran etc. in Tehsil Kharar,District SAS Nagar (Mohali). The petitioner had sought action against the encroachers who have encroached upon the rivulet by carving out illegal colony and plots and raising constructions or houses.

The petitioner had submitted that the illegal constructions have blocked the natural course of the rivulet and have also raised stone crate wall to divert or change the natural course of the rivulet and by doing so,have converted the rivulet into a drain.

The petition had alleged that some influential persons and the land mafia active in the area has carved out illegal colony and plots on the said land by removing or levelling hillock (Shivalik Hills) in violation of the said notification since as per the said notification dated August 13,2010 the said land was delisted with a condition that the state government shall ensure that no commercial activity is permitted on such de-listed land and the said de-listed land shall be used only for bonafide use for agriculture and for sustaining the livelihood of the people or owner of the land.

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