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Deepak Arora v. Union of India & Ors - CWP-10902-2006  RD-P&H 4881 (27 July 2006)
DATE OF DECISION: July 20, 2006
Union of India and others
CORAM:- HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE H.S.BHALLA
PRESENT: Shri V.K.Sandhir, Advocate for the petitioner.
Notice of motion to the respondents.
On the asking of Court, Shri Rajiv Sharma, Advocate, standing counsel for Union of India accepts notice on behalf of respondents No.1 and 2.
Shri Sukhdip Singh Brar, Additional Advocate General, Punjab accepts notice on behalf of respondents No.3 to 5.
The grievance of the petitioner is that although provisional No Objection Certificate was issued by the competent authority on March 18,2004 but the matter is pending consideration and no final No Objection Certificate was issued for running the retail outlet by the petitioner. It has been contended that on the basis of the aforesaid provisional certificate, the retail outlet in question is run by the petitioner.
After hearing the learned counsel for the petitioner and taking into consideration the facts and circumstances of the case, we dispose of the present petition with a liberty to the petitioner to file a detailed and comprehensive representation before the Chief Conservative Forests (C ), Govt. of India, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Northern Regional Office, Chandigarh, respondent No.2 within a period of two weeks from the date a certified copy of this order is received by annexing all the relevant documents. On receipt of the aforesaid representation, necessary and appropriate action shall be taken by respondent No.2 within a further period of two months from the date of filing of the said representation, by passing a detailed and speaking order.
Till the matter is finally decided by the Chief Conservative Forests (C ), respondent No.2, no coercive process shall be taken against the petitioner.
July 20,2006 (H.S. Bhalla)
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