The Uttarakhand High Court has directed the Secretary of Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority to ensure no illegal construction is raised within the premises of the Mangla Devi Inter College, Karanpur, Dehradun.
The Division Bench of Justice Manoj Kumar Tiwari and Justice Alok Kumar Verma heard a Public Interest Litigation alleging that, anti-social elements are constructing shops in a place earmarked as a playground for students of an inter college, in collusion with the management of the college.,
On June 17, Rahul Consul, Counsel for the Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) , on instructions, stated that the construction being raised is on a playground; the illegal construction was raised during the lockdown period and, consequently, the respondents were unaware thereof; action has been taken to stop further construction; the Senior Superintendent of Police, Dehradun has also been requested to provide protection to seal the premises; and necessary steps would be taken shortly to have the premises sealed, and thereby ensure that no further construction is resorted to.
Later on June 24, Rahul informed the Court that the legal construction being raised has been sealed in order to prevent any further construction being raised thereupon. “In the meantime, the Secretary, Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority being the respondent no.5 shall ensure that no illegal construction is raised within the premises of the Mangla Devi Inter College, Karanpur, Dehradun,” the order reads.
The Bench has posted the matter in the week commencing November 22.
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