Saturday, January 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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21 complaints settled at sangat darshan
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 11
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, yesterday directed all officials to ensure that complaints marked to them were immediately taken up and directions on site visit and presence of the complainant were followed in letter and spirit. It was said that henceforth reports submitted on the basis of inquiries entrusted to juniors officials would not be accepted.

About 40 complaints were discussed at the sangat darshan, out of which 21 were disposed of on the spot. The remaining were sent to the officials concerned with instructions to submit reports within 15 days.

Disposing of a complaint from a number of residents of Bagli Kalan village regarding encroachments over a plot measuring one kanal and four marlas by a patwari, in connivance with the sarpanch, by fabricating revenue records in his favour, the Deputy Commissioner rejected the report submitted in this regard by the District Revenue Officer as he had not visited the site. A fresh inquiry was entrusted to the SDM, Samrala, with instructions of personally visiting the site and submitting the report within two days. He told the SDM that in case the illegal possession was established in the inquiry, immediate steps be taken to get the plot vacated.

On the complaint of residents of the Rishi Valmiki Nagar regarding encroachments by some influential persons on the public park by dismantling the wall, Mr Sandhu immediately directed the executive officer of the Improvement Trust to visit the site along with the complainants and submit a report today itself.

Taking up the complaint of Mr Harkishan Singh of Kishanpura village regarding a dispute over the location of an irrigation channel on the common boundary of two villages, the Deputy Commissioner asked the SDM, Payal, to demarcate boundary. He also directed that after the harvesting of wheat crop in April, corrective measures should be taken to redress the complaint and provide justice to the complainant.

On the complaint of Mr Boota Singh of Galib Kalan village against ploughing of his held in spite of the stay orders by a judicial court, Mr Sandhu asked the SP, Jagraon, to look into the matter and submit the report within a week. He also ordered an inquiry by the SDM, Raikot, into the complaint of Mr Jarnail Singh of Rajgarh village, in which he had alleged that two persons were fraudulently executing sale deeds of his land by posing as his brothers.

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