Salisbury park residents send notice to PMC commissioner over illegal renaming of garden

Published on Aug 09, 2022 01:24 AM IST

The 3.5-acre garden, located near Gool Poonawalla park was inaugurated in November last year. A board was put up at the place with ‘Pune Mahanagar Palika Udyan’ written on it. Now, residents claim, BJP corporator, Shrinath Bhimale has illegally put up a board naming the garden after his father

Residents during a protest at Gool Poonawalla park in Salisbury Park. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Residents during a protest at Gool Poonawalla park in Salisbury Park. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Salisbury Park Residents forum (SRPF) has sent a notice to Pune municipal commissioner Vikram Kumar against the illegal renaming of Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) garden in the locality.

The 3.5-acre garden, located near Gool Poonawalla park was inaugurated in November last year. A board was put up at the place with ‘Pune Mahanagar Palika Udyan’ written on it. Now, residents claim, BJP corporator, Shrinath Bhimale has illegally put up a board naming the garden after his father.

On Monday, the forum members alleged notice was sent as there was no action by the commissioner.

Advocate Shrikrishna Kachave on behalf of the SPRF served notice to Kumar to remove the illegal board, within 15 days of the notice. Failing which, he has stated in his notice “there would be no alternative remedy other than seeking appropriate action against you and those liable, in the court of law....’’

The notice sent to Kumar states, “You are currently in charge as an administrator of the Pune Municipal Corporation since the tenure of the general body has expired on 14/03/2022 and thereupon any failure or omission of the duties and responsibilities, only you would be solely and absolutely liable. In fact, the Pune Municipal Corporation by being hostile to the removal of the illegal name board of the said garden has admittedly and blatantly violated the law, laid by the Pune Municipal Corporation in the General Body Resolution No.110, dated 24/07/2000.’’

Calls and text messages to commissioner Kumar went unanswered.

As per the General Body Resolution passed by the PMC in July 2000, the gardens can be named only after national leaders or those individuals whose contribution in the fields of botany and environment has been immense.

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