97 Kanals State Land at Nagrota for Cattle Pound

25/11/2018

JAMMU, NOV 24: Division Bench of the State High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajesh Bindal has directed the Divisional Commissioner Jammu as well as Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation to place before the Court the outcome of the demarcation exercise undertaken on 12th November, 2018 jointly by Revenue Department, Forest Department and Jammu Municipal Corporation for the land identified for cattle pound at Village Seri Khurd, Tehsil Nagrota District Jammu. The Division Bench further directed the Jammu Municipal Corporation to file a status report with regard to the tagging of the animals which are required to be tagged in terms of order dated July, 31, 2018 and further directed that such tagging shall continue till all animals within Municipal Limits of the Jammu City are tagged.
These directions were passed in the much publicized Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by SAVE (Save Animal Value Environment) an NGO Working For Welfare of Animals through its Chairperson Devinder Kaur Madaan alias Rumpy Madaan seeking closure of 59 illegal/unregistered milk dairies running within the limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation. The PIL further seeks establishment of a cattle pound for stray animals.
The Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Gita Mittal observed and directed
, "We make it clear that in case the land measuring 97 Kanals and 11 Marlas is available for construction of the cattle pound as noted and directed in the present matter, the same shall be expeditiously handed over to the Jammu Municipal Corporation."
The Division Bench further directed the Jammu Municipal Corporation to file the status report disclosing the status of the construction of the cattle pound and also issued directions to the Divisional Commissioner Jammu to file a status report with regard to the directions issued above. While parting with the order, the Division Bench further directed the JMC to file a status report with regard to the tagging of the animals as already directed by the Division Bench vide its order dated July, 31, 2018.
Advocate Amita Khajuria appeared on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India New Delhi.JNF

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