Six granted bail in illegal tree felling case against HPCA

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Dec 15, 2014 22:07 IST

A local court in Dharamsala on Monday granted bail to six out of seven accused in a case registered against the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) for illegal felling of trees and obtaining no objection certificates (NOCs) through fraudulent means.

Accused, including two HPCA office bearers and three revenue and forest officials, on furnishing a surety bond of Rs 20,000, while seventh accused MP Anurag Thakur, who also heads the sports body, could not appear before the court.

HPCA counsel said that Thakur was unable to appear before the court, owing to the ongoing session of the Parliament.

The court has listed the matter for next hearing on March 21, 2015.

HPCA, in connivance of forest and revenue officials, had axed hundreds of green trees for construction of a five star residential facility for players- The Pavilion, near Dharamsala town.

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