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No fire dept NOC, then stop construction: HC

india Updated: Nov 21, 2006 01:18 IST

A DIVISION bench of the High Court comprising Justices Pradeep Kant and BB Agarwal today directed the development bosses to stop construction of those high-rise buildings whose owners fail to produce no-objection certificate from the fire department within the given time.

The bench passed the orders on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed earlier by the Gomti Nagar Jan Kalyan Mahasamiti through advocate BK Singh against construction of multi-storey buildings without adhering to fire safety norms and without obtaining NOC from the fire department.

Earlier, the Principal Secretary (Industrial development), Vice-Chairman, LDA and Secretary, Town Planning and Development, appeared in person in compliance to earlier orders of the court and apprised the bench that earlier orders of the court was being complied with.

Expressing satisfaction in the matter the court once again stressed upon the authorities to comply its earlier orders passed in September and October last regarding high-rise buildings in the larger public interest.

Convict’s treatment

THE LUCKNOW bench of the High Court has directed the state to provide tentative amount for the immediate treatment of the eyes of a convict and adjust the amount later.

The bench comprising Justices OP Srivastava and MK Mittal passed the orders on the application moved on behalf of a convict Subhash serving his term in Naini prison at Allahabad.

The facts revealed that both the eyes of the convict were damaged. The jail doctor had advised him treatment from the AIIMS hospital. The Deputy Jailor who was present in the court informed the bench that the estimate for treatment at AIIMS had been sought for so that necessary budget could be got sanctioned.

Considering the urgency of the matter the bench passed orders for releasing a tentative amount to begin the treatment and adjusting it later.

Show cause to appellants

IN A unique instance Justice Abdul Mateen of the High Court here has issued notices to the four appellants in a criminal appeal to show cause as to why their punishment be not enhanced.

The notices have been issued to Ms. Jubera, Pudin Yadav, Bindeshwari and Bitan who were sentenced to two and a half years of rigorous imprisonment on the charges of abetting sucide in a dowry death case in which one Binna Devi had lost her life.

The accused persons had filed appeal against their conviction and had sought bail in appeal. However, instead of granting them bail the court passed the above orders.