BHOPAL: National Green Tribunal (NGT) gave notice to Bhopal collector for encroachment on a land belonging to Kumau Samaj Society in Bhopal and directed the authority to conduct a survey to identify the area of the government nullah as shown in the site plan, which is reportedly approved by the town and country planning.
In case of encroachment on government nullah along with land of the applicants or otherwise, respondents are directed to take immediate action in accordance with law to remove any trespassing or encroachment on nullah.
Seeking relief from respondent authorities to remove the encroachments done over a green belt area on a plot purchased by the Kumau society in Koh-e-Fiza for purpose of construction of a temple and over a government nullah, society filed the case against administration, which is in violation of the legal rights relating to the environment, belonging to the petitioner’s society. The petition also highlighted the issue of negligent attitude of the administration on areas earmarked as green belt and further allowing it to be encroached either in form of slums or in other forms of encroachment.
After getting the land, the society started procedure for taking permission from government agencies and just when they were about to start the construction, it was noticed some people encroached the property belonging to the petitioner, specially the area which was kept for plantation. It was noticed temporary houses were constructed on nullah, from the periphery of which green belt is adjoining.
Credits ET Realty