Monday, March 4, 2024

Madhya Pradesh High Court disposes of PIL against illegal hoardings in Damoh city

The Madhya Pradesh High Court has disposed of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against the large number of illegal hoardings in the city of Damoh.

The petitioner, Anurag Hajari, sought the following reliefs:

“I. To direct the respondent to remove all unauthorized illegal hoarding and structure situated within the municipal limit of Municipality Damoh and further direct the respondents to take appropriate legal action and recovery against the illegal hoarding holder.

II. To direct the respondent to comply and execute the provision of Madhya Pradesh Outdoor Advertisement Media 2016 which has been issued in compliance of the order of this Hon’ble Court.

III. Any other relief/reliefs order/orders, direction/directions which this Hon’ble Court deems fit and proper may kindly be granted to the petitioners including the cost of petition.”

The petitioner said that Damoh city has a large number of illegal hoardings and the Municipal Council is not taking any effort to remove them.

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D.K. Upadhyay, counsel for the Municipal Council, submitted that all actions are being taken to comply with the provisions of law. That if there is any deficiency, the same shall be dealt with in accordance with law.

Under these circumstances, the Division Bench of Chief Justice Ravi Malimath and Justice Vishal Mishra did not find any ground to proceed further in the matter.

In case, the petitioner has any further grievance, he is always entitled to move the Chief Municipal Officer for necessary relief in accordance with law, observed the Bench.


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