SRINAGAR, Nov 18: High Court has directed Principal Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urban Development Department to furnish information about the violation of building permissions/ illegal constructions being carried out in the Srinagar city within four weeks.
The direction has been issued in a petition filed by one Abdul Qayoom Dar seeking reversal of the Order No. 85 of 2019 dated 02.07.2019 by virtue of which the respondents have been granted the building permission for construction of four storey building with stilt parking in ground floor in Estate Natipora, Naik Bagh, Nowgam.
“The respondents had initially started raising illegally two single storey commercial buildings adjacent to the petitioner’s house which was objected to by the petitioner and a civil suit was also filed by the petitioner before the court of 1st Civil Subordinate Judge, Municipal Magistrate, Srinagar”, the counsel for the petitioner submitted, adding “a direction was given to respondent to visit the spot and submit detailed status report vis-a-vis construction raised and violation if any observed of the building bylaws/ permission order”.
“Building permission Order No. 3156 of 2018 dated 07.08.2018 had been granted in favour of respondents 5 and 6 but the same was not executed. Thereafter, one more building permission under Order No. 104 of 2018 dated 24.09.2018 was granted in favour of respondents in modification of Order No. 3156 of 2018 dated 07.08.2018 for construction of residential house semi-detached”, the petitioner further submitted.
After hearing both the sides, Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey directed Principal Secretary to the Government, Housing and Urban Development Department to ensure supplying of information about the violation of building permissions/ illegal constructions being carried out in the Srinagar city within four weeks.
High Court further directed Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation to ensure that the building in question is sealed within two days and the same is put on ‘superdnama’ with an officer to be appointed by the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir.
“The officer upon having taken over as ‘superdar’ shall prepare an inventory of the sealed structure and submit report before this court within two days with copy to the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir”, Justice Magrey said.
High Court further directed Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, to coordinate with the Commissioner, SMC, for ensuring hassle free sealing of the structure and submit a report to this in this behalf.