Hearing of high rise buildings case on May 27

SHILLONG: The High Court of Meghalaya, which took up the case of high rise buildings on Wednesday, posted the matter for hearing again on May 27, since the copies of the report of the Committee constituted by the Court on illegal buildings had not been furnished to the counsels of the parties.
The Committee constituted as per the order of the Court to undertake sealing of high rise buildings with illegal construction had submitted its report on April 30.
The issue of non-supply of the copies of the report was raised even during the last hearing held on May 6 following which the Registry was asked to provide the report.
Yet again during Wednesday’s hearing, the Registry was directed to furnish the report of the Committee to the counsels of the parties who are affected so that they can file their replies.
It may be mentioned that so far, 24 high rise buildings in the city have come under the scanner and the Committee had also inspected those buildings and accordingly the report has been submitted before the High Court.
On April 23, the district administration sealed the 12 buildings belonging to Narayan Prasad Jhunjhunwala at Police Bazaar, Nilesh Tibrewalla at Thana Road, Satyabrato Baidya at Jail Road, Ajit Das Gupta at Jail Road, Bidur Das at Jail Road, Uday N Shukla at Oakland Road, Rajkumari Sinha at Bivar Road, Mentok Ri-Project Pvt. Ltd at Bivar Road, Maruf Elahi at Bivar Road, Beroline Khongshei at Laban, Mohendro Rapsang at Keating Road and Saini Pala at Motinagar.
Later, 12 more buildings were listed for violation of the Meghalaya Building Byelaws, 2011 owned by Sanjib Das, resident of GS Road, Police Bazar, Manchin Fincon Pvt Ltd, resident of Jail Road,  Kenneth M Lyngdoh, resident of  Bivar Road, Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla of Bivar Road, Modrick Nongkynrih  of Bishop Cotton Road, BD Marbaniang of Demseniong, Lamboklang Mylliemngap of Motinagar, TA Sohklet of Lummawrie, Allenwood Swer of Fire Brigade, Secretary of Islamia Secondary School, P Dkhar of Laban and Nicolas Wallang of Boyce Road.

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