The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday directed the Chandigarh municipal corporation commissioner to remain present in court on Friday during the hearing in connection with the stray dog menace in the city.
The orders came following counsels of the Chandigarh administration and the MC were found absent during the hearing even though the case was called out twice before the bench of justice Rajan Gupta.
“The UT and the MC are non-serious in pursuing matters before the court,” the court observed, further directing the chief judicial magistrate, Chandigarh, to serve a copy of the notice on the MC commissioner.
The petition was filed by one Gurmukh in April, seeking directions to the MC and the UT administration to curb the stray dog menace in the city.
In the previous hearing, the counsel for petitioner Kunal Mulwani had argued that the MC was yet to put before the court as to what steps they had undertaken after a visit of MC councillors and officials to Nashik.
The trip to Nashik was made to look into the measures taken by the authorities to control the stray dog menace.