TAKING A strong note of construction of multi-storeyed complexes/buildings without obtaining a no objection certificate (NOC) from the fire department, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday observed that it shall be mandatory for every builder to obtain an NOC from the fire department at the time of passing of their building plan by the concerned authorities.
The bench comprising justices Pradeep Kant and BB Agarwal passed the above interim orders on a PIL filed by Gomti Nagar Jan Kalyan Samiti.
The court further cautioned owners of multi-storeyed complexes who had so far not obtained NOC from the fire department to get it within two months or else they may be stopped from using their buildings.
The matter shall come up for hearing after two months. In the meanwhile, the parties have been directed to exchange counter and rejoinder affidavits.
HC on Kanji houses
A DIVISION Bench of the High Court here has directed the state of UP to stop illegal transportation of milch animals and to provide adequate facilities to the Kanji houses, Gosadans etc. for proper maintenance and upkeep of animals. The Bench comprising Justices DP Singh and SN Shukla passed the orders on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by one Archana Singh Tomar in person.
It was alleged in the PIL that milch animals were being illegally sent out of the state to slaughterhouses which should be stopped. It was also urged that the animals kept in the Kanji houses in Lucknow and Allahabad were living in a pitiable condition.
The Bench has accordingly directed the District Magistrate of Lucknow and Barabanki to get the Kanji houses/Gosadans etc. inspected through some responsible officers and file the report in court on November 2 next.
Secretary, Animal Husbandry Department has also been summoned to appear in person in the court on November 2, the next date of listing.
Oudh Bar polls
THE WRIT petition challenging Dy. Registrar (Societies) order declaring election of the Oudh Bar Association on September 25 next came up for hearing here on Friday. Justice Rajiv Sharma of the High Court while fixing September 12 for hearing the case has summoned Deputy Registrar to appear in person along with the records of the case. The writ petition was filed by city lawyers Bijon Kumar Singh and Ratnesh Agnihotri.
CJ car attack case
A DIVISION Bench of the High Court comprising Justices KS Rakhra and JM Paliwal has summoned the enquiry reports relating to the attack on Chief Justice’s car in August, fixing September 18 as next date for hearing.
The orders were passed on a writ petition filed by one Gurdeen Maurya against whom an FIR had been lodged in connection with the attack.