|Early Times Report|
Jammu, July 21: In compliance with High Court directions in case WPPIL No. 27/2017, JMC served 437 initial notices to the shopkeepers for violating the norms by encroaching the footpaths/open space by displaying their goods beyond the shutter line of their shops.
Thereafter, final notices were issued to shopkeepers who did not comply with the initial notice. Most of the shopkeepers adhered to the notices and submitted written replies with regard to compliance of notices, whereas, some defaulters have become habitual offenders. Among those, two shops at Indira Chowk namely M/s New R.K. Electronics & M/s Sonnet House who were served with initial notice under section 232 of Municipal Corporation Act, 2000 and then served with final notice under section 371 of Municipal Corporation Act, 2000 failed to comply with the directions issued by JMC were sealed by JMC.
The drive was conducted on the instructions of Commissioner, JMC, Arvind Kotwal (KAS) under the supervision of Secretary, JMC Sunaina Sharma (KAS) accompanied by Enforcement Officer Kamini Kesar, Revenue Officers, JMC Parmod Sabharwal, Ashwani Sudan, Parveen Gupta, Sunil Gupta, SHO of concerned Police Station and enforcement staff of JMC.