DB directs Sr AAG to file fresh ATR regarding establishment of garbage dumping ground



SRINAGAR: A Division Bench of Jammu & Kashmir High Court comprising Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul directed B A Dar, Sr. AAG to submit a fresh action taken report regarding establishment of the dumping ground for the garbage and for cleaning and lifting of garbage from the town of Sopore. He may file report within a month supported by affidavit of the Deputy Commissioner.
This significant order has been passed in a Public Interest Litigation filed by Central Auqaf Committee Tarzoo for creating dumping place for garbage and for adequate cleaning of the waste and garbage from Sopore town. The District Legal Services Authority vide its report dated 8th February 2021 has suggested three places for establishing dumping ground for garbage, but probably nothing has been done to establish the dumping ground nor any steps have been taken by the Deputy Commissioner to ensure that the Municipal Corporation works effectively for lifting garbage.
During the course of hearing Sr AAG submitted that recently the new Deputy Commissioner Baramulla has taken over the charge and, as such, he may be allowed some more time for taking action in regard to the matters connected in this PIL. Division Bench granted a month’s time to file fresh Action taken report.