Tribune News Service
Yamunanagar, November 18
A sub-divisional engineer and a junior engineer of the Public Health Engineering Department, Yamunanagar district, and a contractor (agency) were booked under Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.
The SDE, Shyam Lal, and JE Gurpreet Singh allegedly got a road of the Public Works Department, Bridges and Roads (PWD B&R) dug to lay a water supply pipeline in Bambholi village without obtaining permission from the authorities of PWD.
On the complaint of sub-divisional engineer of PWD B&R, Yamunanagar, Rajbir Singh Nehra, a case was registered against Shyam Lal, Gurpreet Singh and contractor/agency (without name) under Section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act at Chhappar police station on November 16.
In his police complaint lodged with the SHO on October 12, the complainant said that an agency of the Public Health Engineering Department was carrying out work of laying water supply pipeline in Bambholi village (on Jagadhri-Ambala road to Bambholi village) without taking prior permission from PWD (BR).
He said that the said agency had damaged the road constructed using cement concrete blocks.
He added that this work had been allotted by Public Heath Engineering Department to the contractor/agency.
“It is therefore requested that an FIR may be lodged against concerned contractor/ agency, JE Gurpreet Singh and SDE Shyam Lal for causing damage to public property,” the complainant said.
On the other hand, Junior Engineer Gurpreet Singh said that they wrote a letter to the PWD authorities seeking permission to dig roads in 20 villages including the roads in Bambholi village for laying water supply pipelines long ago. But they got no response from them.
“Water supply pipelines are being laid in villages under Jal Jiwan Mission, a project of the Centre. The road which was dug to lay pipelines in Bambholi village was immediately repaired after laying of pipelines,” said JE Gurpreet Singh.
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