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PIL against illegal encroachment in old city
DB seeks explanation from Commissioner JMC
12/14/2017 10:16:59 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Dec 14: In a Public Interest Litigation filed by Jagidsh Chander Gupta to highlight the illegal encroachments by the shopkeepers and other unknown persons in the JDA Shopping Complex, Mohalla Old Hospital Road, Near City Chowk, Jammu and also in the area adjoining the same, Division Bench of State High Court Comprising Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Kumar after hearing Adv Ajay Sharma for the PIL whereas Sr. AAG SS Nanda for the State, asked Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation to be present in the Court on the next date of hearing to explain how to deal with the situation of encroachments on the streets of Jammu.
During the course of hearing Adv Ajay Sharma submitted that due to illegal encroachments by the shopkeepers in area which is one of the oldest/busiest commercial areas of Jammu, it has become very difficult for the pedestrians to walk on the road as the numerous representations/ complaints made by the petitioner since 1993 have failed to evoke any response by the District Administration/JDA/JMC and finally the petitioner has decided to take up this issue vigorously by approaching this Court so that a time bound action may be initiated in the matter. It is worthwhile to mention here that earlier Division Bench directed Jammu Municipal Corporation shall ensure that not only are the encroachments removed but the position is maintained as such. However, they may also examine the possibility of preparing a scheme for the rehabilitation of the said street vendors.
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