All is not well with SMC’s Enforcement wing
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Nov 20: With Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand speaking tough against Master Plan violations and those involved in the illegal deals, axe is likely to fall mostly on the Enforcement (Khilafwarzi) wing of the SMC, which is often accused of sleeping over illegal constructions.
In a news report a few weeks back Greater Kashmir highlighted that the Enforcement wing was waking up but only when the SMC Commissioner Dr GN Qasba conducts City tour. From Raj Bagh in south City to Dr Ali Jan Road in the north, a few illegal structures were demolished but following surprise inspection by the SMC head. For the rest of the complaints, which are often conveyed to the Enforcement people, the officials hardly react.
Insiders alleged that some “blacksheep” in the wing were hand in glove with “land mafia” and even do not hesitate from getting “eyesores in the form of civil society being targeted.” The insiders said civil society members have filed complaints against the accused officials at various police stations.
Greater Kashmir will soon publish a detailed news report on how some in the Enforcement section and the concerned building inspection teams were allegedly hand in glove with the violators of the Master Plan.
Though in the past some officials accused of Master Plan violations in the City got reinstated post suspension, the coming days could be tough because the tainted are feared to be dismissed from the services.
Tara Chand’s strong worded statement is likely to shiver the Enforcement wing, because this unit is primarily bound to safeguard Master Plan, but has often ended up bringing more of violations.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST
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