The special environment court of Kurukshetra has issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against Haryana Lokhit Party chief Gopal Kanda's mother Munni Devi for encroaching government land in violation of the Indian Forest Act.
The court of CJM Hemraj Verma ordered Sirsa police to execute the order and produce Munni Devi on September 16.
A Sirsa district forest official told HT that Munni Devi owns a warehouse at Mangala village of the district that is surrounded by the forest department area declared as protected land under the Act.
The owner of the warehouse did not seek permission before making a passage with the main road, thus it was considered as an encroachment and the department issued a challan in February against the defaulter. Upon failure to get any response, the department filed a case in May at Kurukshetra special environment court for further action.
After the defaulter did not receive the summon orders issued by court for months, a non-bailable warrant was issued against her by competent court. According to provisions, the defaulter can be awarded with two years punishment and fine both.