STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: A Division Bench (DB) of J&K High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul on Monday expressed displeasure over not filing the status report in the much publicised Public Interest Litigation regarding conservation of Gharana wetland and granted four weeks time to file report.When the PIL came-up for hearing, DB observed that time was sought by Ayjaz Lone, Dy. AG to file the status report in terms of order dated 10th March 2020 whereby DB directed respondents to place action taken report regarding encroachments on the wetlands on the next date of hearing and the respondents shall file the status of these cases as well as complete details of action taken to remove the encroachments. DB further observed that more than five months have gone by since passing of the orders without the respondents taking any action.DB said that we are not inclined to grant time. However, in the interest of justice one opportunity is given to comply with its order dated 10th March 2020. DB further directed that the respondents shall take assistance of M.C Mehta, Advocate who has been appointed as Amicus Curiae in terms of its order dated 29th March 2020 passed in OWP No. 1177/2017.
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