The MC officials will now start verification of the documents submitted by the developers who had applied under the regularisation of illegal colonies policy of 2018.
This action has been taken after a city-based activist, Kuldeep Khaira, had sent a notice to additional chief secretary Vinny Mahajan while complaining against developers and civic body officials for their alleged nexus.
He had alleged that developers were applying under the policy whereas their colonies were developed after the cut off date of the policy.
The activist shared that on September 1 he had sent a notice to Vinny Mahajan where he had mentioned that developers were applying under this policy while showing that their colonies were developed before March 19, 2018, and supporting documents were being wrongly made to prove it.
He said he had raised this matter with the MC commissioner as well but no action was taken against the developers. He said he had requested the ACS to dispose of the files of regularisation of colonies after verification of stamp papers from the treasury office.
He claimed that FIRs should be lodged for submission of false information to government departments and for using fabricated stamp papers in the files submitted with the affidavits. He said construction work should be stopped immediately in illegal colonies. Khaira said he had threatened to approach the Punjab and Haryana high court over this issue in case he did not get a reply and this was the reason that the MC officials had now started this verification process.
In the letter issued by municipal town planner it is mentioned that ATPs should cross check the documents submitted by developers with treasury branch and if the documents turned out to be fake then immediate action should be taken against that contractor. Mayor Balkar Sandhu has given an assurance that he would get an FIR registered against the developer. Also if any new illegal colony was coming up in any zone, then work should be stopped immediately and an FIR should be recommended against the developer.
Municipal town planner of MC SS Bindra said, “Under the current policy 19 developers had applied while 113 applied under the previous policies. We have time for the verification of the documents till November end and all assistant town planners have been told to start verification of the documents.” He said in case there will be lapse on the part of ATPs, then action will be taken against them.”