HC panel to go to Zira ethanol plant, meet villagers at present

HC panel to go to Zira ethanol plant, meet villagers at present

Anirudh Gupta

Ferozepur, January 16

The three-member committee, arrange by the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom to search out out the monetary losses incurred by the ethanol plant of Malbros Worldwide on account of its pressured closure by protesters, arrived right here at present to start out its investigation.

Committee members Justice RK Nehru (Retd), Babbar Khan, advocate, and Viraj Tidke, Further Commissioner, Excise and Taxation, met DC Amrit Singh, ADC (G) Sagar Setia and SDM, Zira, Gagandeep Singh.

The crew additionally met representatives of the Public Motion Committee (PAC) and the Sanjha Morcha.

After the assembly, Kapil Dev, PAC member, alleged that they weren’t allowed to attend the assembly by the administration. “We’ve got given a duplicate of the proceedings of the NGT court docket to the committee members to deliver to their discover that the matter is sub judice within the NGT court docket,” he added.

Morcha member Sandeep Dhillon alleged that the administration was at all times speaking in favour of the plant administration, including that members of the morcha ought to have been formally referred to as for the assembly.

Former DSP Balwinder Sekhon stated villagers had been advised to given an affidavit to the committee tomorrow, mentioning their factors.

“How is it potential to make an affidavit in a single day”, requested Sekhon, including that he had requested for some clarifications from the administration concerning the plant which have been nonetheless awaited.

On November 22, the Excessive Courtroom had fashioned a three-member committee, headed by former Justice RK Nehru (Retd). The court docket had additionally given liberty to the committee to affiliate a chartered accountant/ auditor of its option to assess the losses to the plant, as claimed by its administration, and submit a report.

Earlier, of their petition, plant house owners had stated that they had incurred losses to the tune of Rs 17.80 crore, moreover recurring bills of Rs 1.5 crore in the direction of the salaries and different institution prices.

Numerous committees, together with had accomplished the bottom survey and picked up samples, which had been despatched to varied labs for the report.

Amrit Singh, DC, stated the members of the committee would go to the ethanol plant tomorrow and meet native residents and panchayat members.

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