Having regard to the fact that it is a petition filed in the public interest and also considering the nature of controversy involved in the matter, the Calcutta High Court declined the prayer for withdrawal.
Calcutta High Court while disposing of a PIL filed by one Sandip Modak directed the Additional District Magistrate, Hooghly and District Land & Land Reforms Officer (DL&LRO), Hooghly to decide the representation of the petitioner on the issue of grant of patta in favour of the private respondent.
Calcutta High Court disposed of a PIL filed by Niranjan Sen and directed the District Magistrate, Cooch Behar (Panchayat & RD Section) to decide the representation of the Petitioner raising the grievance that under various schemes of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005
Calcutta High Court disposed of a PIL with the grievance that the water body i.e. Garpukur in Dag No.2154 measuring about 1.2050 acres has illegally been allowed to be converted by permission without creation of the compensatory water body in violation of the West Bengal Inland Fisheries Act, 1984.
Having perused the record, Calcutta High Court found that no material particular of any alleged irregularities have been disclosed in the petition nor any supporting documents have been enclosed except by enclosing one representation by the petitioner.
Submission of counsel for the petitioner in Calcutta High Court is that the surrounding area comprises of a Bustee of around 50 to 60 huts and the residents of that Bustee are being forced to vacate their houses by the private respondents and the nature of land is being changed.