CUTTACK: The Orissa excessive court docket has directed for sustaining established order on the land recognized throughout the Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) sixth battalion institution campus to rehabilitate slum dwellers displaced owing to the continuing Taladanda Canal street growth challenge.
The district administration had determined to assemble a slum colony in shut proximity to the OSAP sixth battalion institution in Chauliaganj. Within the course of, a part of the OSAP sixth battalion institution was to be demolished. The HC issued the established order order on a petition filed by Pratap Chandra Parida, and 4 others, who’re serving in OSAP in numerous capacities, and had been allotted residential quarters on the campus located over an space of greater than 23 acres.
Controversy had sparked off with the residents of Chauliaganj protesting in opposition to the proposed rehabilitation of slum dwellers of their space. Actually, tons of of residents of Chauliaganj took to the streets on January 29, staged an indication on a busy thoroughfare disrupting vehicular visitors on the Cuttack-Paradip freeway and different connecting roads for greater than an hour. They had been demanding the demarcation of another web site for the slum dwellers.
The petitioner sought the HC’s intervention after the district collector (Cuttack) issued a letter to the director basic of police for quick handing over of the vacant portion of land and in addition to vacate the federal government quarters occupied by the staff of the sixth Battalion.
Subsequently on January 15, the DGP issued a discover directing the petitioners to vacate the federal government quarters allotted of their favour.
The HC issued a discover to the state authorities on Tuesday and posted the matter to February 15 for listening to, together with the response from the authorities involved.
The one-judge bench of Justice Pramath Patnaik stated, “As an interim measure, it’s directed that the established order as on date in respect of the notices for trip dated 15.01.2021 issued by the Commandant OSAP shall be maintained until the subsequent date.”
Based on the petition, the OSAP sixth battalion is in possession of the stated land and a case for the alienation of the land in favour of the house (police) division is pending earlier than the tahasildar, Cuttack Sadar, since lengthy.