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Forest service officer violates Chandigarh residential building rules

punjab Updated: Jul 16, 2016 13:13 IST
Monica Sharma
Monica Sharma
Hindustan Times
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The illegal structure. For residential property, around `300 fine per day is imposed.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

In a case of building violation, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer has set up a temporary wooden elevated structure at his government residence in Sector 11.

The officer, Dharminder Sharma, chief conservator of forests (Plains), Punjab, has got the temporary structure built in the rear of his house. The perch is elevated with the help of the wooden poles jutting outside the boundary wall of the house.

The estate office officials said it is a building violation and the officer will be issued a notice to remove the violation within 30 days time. They added the area will be measured and a fine will be calculate as per area covered.

For residential property, around `300 fine per day is imposed. In case the structure is not removed within 30 days then the estate office enforcement staff will remove the structure.

The estate office official said, “The temporary structure, be it wooden or any other, is not permitted as per the relevant provisions of the estate rules.”

He added that be it government or any other residential accommodation, such type of structures are not allowed.

When contacted, Dharminder Sharma, said, “It is a temporary structure and I was not aware that it is a building violation. I will get the violation removed.”

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