Chandigarh, Might 1
The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket has imposed Rs50,000 prices on the state of Punjab and different appellants in a 12-year-old matter. The quantity was directed to be deposited with the Dera Bassi Forest Division for making certain tree plantation drive.
The path by Justice Fateh Deep Singh got here after an adjournment was sought by the respondents. The Bench added the plantation drive can be licensed by the District Forest Officer, Mohali.
“Once more a request has come about from the aspect of the appellants’ counsel looking for adjournment when it was explicitly clear from earlier order dated March four that no additional adjournment shall be granted,” Justice Fateh Deep Singh asserted.
The Bench added the matter was already pending for than 12 years. It impelled the court docket to not solely grant a final alternative for making submissions by the events, but in addition impose prices of Rs50,000, which might be equally borne by all appellants. — TPR