EARLY TIMES REPORT
JAMMU, Feb 26: In a PIL filed by Harcharan Singh, a Hotelier/Owner of Krystal Hotel and Restaurant at Patnitop seeking demolition of the illegal/unauthorized buildings raised in Green Buffer areas of Patnitop, the Division Bench of Jammu & Kashmir High Court on December 31, 2019 had directed the CBI to conduct indepth enquiry within two months.
When the PIL came-up for hearing, Adv Monika Kohli appearing on behalf of CBI submitted the enquiry is being conducted in terms of order passed by the court, however, the process could not be completed as in some of the areas, the snow was still there and the hotels could not be inspected properly and seeks three months’ time.
A Division Bench comprising Rajesh Bindal and Justice Sindhu Sharma after hearing Adv Monika Kohli for the CBI observed that this court do not wish to grant such long time an adjournment at this stage as the progress of enquiry is also to be reviewed and fixed March 30, 2020 for filing status report. (JNF)