Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Kharar civic body fails to decide on shamlat land issue at Harlalpur village

Our Correspondent
Kharar, June 19

MLA Kanwar Sandhu makes a point at a meeting of the Municipal
Council in Kharar on Monday. 
Photo: Vicky Gharu
A resolution to sanction expenditure for filling a fresh case under the Punjab Village Common Land Act, 1961, in a civil court regarding 1,033 kanal 19 marla shamlat land at Harlalpur village here was kept pending after a detailed discussion at the Kharar Municipal Council meeting here today. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Anju Chander. Kharar MLA Kanwar Sandhu was also present on the occasion.

This village was merged with the local municipal council on April 29, 2013. A special meeting was called today to discuss the issue. According to agenda of the meeting, a discussion was held with senior officials regarding various recommendations made by the Justice Kuldeep Singh tribunal regarding this land. The case was decided by the court in the favour of owners earlier.

As per the resolution, 937 kanal 4 marla land stands in the name of various people. As per the government instructions, this issue was discussed with Justice Rajiv Bhalla (retd) and two different civil writs had already been filed in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Councillors Gurpream Singh Romana, Kuldip Singh and Pargat Singh opposed the resolution as many villagers were in the possession of the land for the past two decades. They said it was not advisable to file a fresh case in the court as the matter had already been decided by the High Court. Another councillor, Amarjit Singh Panchi, admitted that many influential persons had purchased the land in the village. After a detailed discussion, a five-member committee was formed to get details of the common land belonging to the council.

MLA Kanwar Sandhu gave his advice on the issue. He said many influential persons had encroached upon the common land of villages in Kharar. He asked the MC to get full details of the land and circulate a recent decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

A request for passing a resolution for the transfer of an MC official was also discussed in detail. At the meeting, the person concerned himself said that he was proceeding on leave and would get himself transferred from here.

Kanwar Sandhu, while addressing those present on the occasion, said that he would never tolerate any corruption in the working of the council. He asked MC officials to give full respect to the elected members and work to solve various problems faced by Kharar residents.

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