Stay on illegal construction
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued notices to Mohali Tehsildar and other Punjab government authorities on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a resident of Mohali. The petitioner alleged that some unscrupulous elements had grabbed around seven acres of government land located within the abadi of village Chaparchiri Khurd,SAS Nagar district.
The petitioner,Narinder Pal Singh,sought directions to get the land vacated for proper utilisation in public interest. Taking stock,a division bench of the High Court stayed the illegal construction and directed the authorities to take immediate and prompt action in this regard.
The petitioner has sought directions to take action against responsible officials for misuse of government property and usurping of valuable land worth crores which was reserved as green belt and for common purposes.