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NGT fines DPCC Rs 1 lakh over report based on ‘hearsay’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 19, 2018, 12:20 am IST
Updated : Nov 19, 2018, 12:20 am IST

On August 24, the tribunal had ordered the DPCC and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to conduct an inspection in this regard.

The NGT directed the DPCC to shut down the denting and painting work, “if found necessary and appropriate, as per law”. (Photo: PTI)
 The NGT directed the DPCC to shut down the denting and painting work, “if found necessary and appropriate, as per law”. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) for submitting a report based on “hearsay” without verification on burning of tyres and illegal denting and painting shops in Northeast Delhi.

A bench of NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the report furnished by the DPCC in compliance of its order was based on the stand of the Resident Welfare Association and not actual verification.

The tribunal directed the DPCC to conduct a fresh inspection at Gokulpur village in Shahdara to ascertain the facts, particularly with regard to alleged illegal denting and painting shops.

It said the inspection should be conducted under the supervision of a representative of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The NGT directed the DPCC to shut down the denting and painting work, “if found necessary and appropriate, as per law”.

On August 24, the tribunal had ordered the DPCC and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to conduct an inspection in this regard.

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