Builders warned in opposition to carving out unlawful farmhouses

Builders warned in opposition to carving out unlawful farmhouses

Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, Might 11

Alarmed at land builders illegally carving out farmhouses within the forest space within the periphery of Chandigarh, the Punjab Forest Division on Wednesday issued a public discover warning violators with prosecution.

Within the discover, it has been identified that land builders had been illegally making an attempt to degree hillocks and deceitfully promoting land, which is prohibited below Sections 4 and 5 of the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA), 1900, to gullible consumers below the garb of farmhouses.

Forest officers stated such land falls in Tarapur, Burana, Gocher, Majra, Sultanpur, Pallanpur, Dulwan, Siswan, Choti-Badi Nagal, Parol, Majarian, Seonk, Parch, Nada, Karoran, Mirzapur, Saini Majra, Mullanpur, Bhronjian, Thaksa, Hoshairpur, Bhulheri and Malakpur villages.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Parveen Kumar stated the violators could be prosecuted below the related Acts and guidelines and for the felony contempt of the the SC orders relating to the land use below the PLPA.

The motion adopted a day after the Forest Division lodged an FIR in opposition to Chandigarh-based non-public realtor and MD of WWICS Lt Col BS Sandhu (retd) for carving out farmhouse websites within the forest space close to Nayagaon within the periphery of Chandigarh. Lt Col Sandhu has denied having something to do with the land.

Within the FIR, the division has identified that the promoter has engaged workforce to degree hillocks in close to 30 hectares and uprooted round 500 timber with the assistance of tractors and JCB machine to carve out plots within the space. An aerial survey was carried out with drones to entry the lengthen of the harm because the forest workers was not allowed to enter the premises of the challenge ‘fairhavens’ by the non-public realtor.

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