Decks have been cleared for the much-awaited judicial complex building at the proposed land of Devinagar in Dera Bassi.
The court of additional deputy commissioner (ADC), (development) in his decision, recently has declared gram panchayat of Devinagar as owner of 202 Bigha village Shamlat Land, situated on Ambala-Chandigarh highway near Derabassi.
On Saturday, Punjab and Haryana high court inspecting judge AK Mittal also visited the aforesaid proposed site. It may be recalled that justice Suryakant, in his last visit on February 28, had said five acres of land of Devinagar had been approved for the construction of complex, adding that only with condition of clearance of land title as some people had raised their claims over the said land.
The villagers had filed cases against gram panchayat with the court of ADC, around two years ago. ADC court, in its decision, last week, declared the 202 bigha 16 marla shamlat land was vested in gram panchayat under section 11 of the Punjab Village Common Land (Regulation) Act, 1961. The panchayat members, along with villagers have welcomed the decision, saying that the main bottleneck of land title, in the construction of judicial complex had been cleared. These villagers also urged the justice to construct the complex as soon as possible.
Earlier, members of Dera Bassi Bar Association, led by president Rajiv Patial, apprised the justice about the problems being faced by them. They demanded construction of complex at its earliest, saying that people had been facing traffic problems due to lack of parking space in tehsil complex that results in disruption of vehicular traffic on tehsil road. Despite of having a fund of over Rs 7.50 crores, the construction of the judicial complex had still been pending, they added. Justice AK Mittal, however, assured to resolve the matter, shortly.