Act against Air Force Station illegal constructions: HC to Faridabad municipal corporation
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday ordered the Faridabad municipal corporation to take legal action against fresh constructions cropping up within the 100 metre restricted area from the parapet of the Air Force Station.
The HC also asked the municipal corporation to submit the action taken report against the violators.
While hearing a bunch of petitions on the subject, the division bench headed by chief justice Ranjan Gogoi also made it clear to the municipal corporation that until the legal action is taken against the violators, the authorities would ensure that no new construction is undertaken in violation of law.
During the hearing of the case, counsel appearing for the Union government Onkar Singh Batalvi asserted that the Air Force authorities after conducting proper security check had found many new constructions within the restricted area and had communicated it to the district town planner and commissioner, municipal corporation, Faridabad.
He added that nine people were found making holes/drainange into the Air Force boundary wall in Sundar Colony, NIT Faridabad.
The court was also informed that against its earlier orders of February 3 and December 9 last year regarding the already exististing illegal constructions, the residents with illegal constructions had moved the Supreme Court which in turn, on January 11, had stayed the demolition of houses till further orders.
However, the apex court had directed the concerned authorities to proceed against the petitioners in pursuance of the public notices issued to them, to consider their replies to the show cause notices and to pass the final orders.
It was also submitted before the bench that the municipal corporation had issued show cause notices to the nine persons with illegal construction on January 3.
The division bench directed, however, refused to interfere in the already existing illegal constuructions because of the pendency of the case in the apex court but directed the commissioner, municipal corporation, Faridabad to ensure the implementations of the apex court's orders dated January 11 and to stop the additional new constructions.
The case would now come up for hearing on May 2.