BHOPAL | JABALPUR: A division bench of MP high court issued notices to six more departments of the state government, who have been added in the list of respondents in the suo motu petition being heard by the court over allotment of land in the vicinity of Bargi hills in Jabalpur for construction of an IT park and IT city.
A public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the MP high court challenging the allotment of land for IT park and IT city close to Bargi hills. The petitioner contended that Bargi hills are spread in an area of 100 hectares. Wild animals including leopards have been spotted in the area. There are a variety of birds also inhabiting the area. Lakhs of rupee were spent to free the Madan Mahal hills of encroachments.
Bargi hills is also the rear side of Madan Mahal hills. Allotment of land for IT Park and IT city in this area is not proper from the environmental point-of-view. He, however, sought to withdraw the petition at a later stage. The court allowed him to withdraw from the petition but continued hearing the case as a suo motu petition. The court also appointed advocate Dinesh Upadhyay as amicus curiae in the matter.
During the latest hearing of the case, the court issued notices to 6 new departments of the state government impleaded as respondents in the case and fixed the case for hearing 4 weeks later.
Published On Sep 4, 2023 at 03:00 PM IST
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