Srinagar, Oct 12 (GNS): Jammu and Kashmir High Court has granted Chief Executive Officer Gulmarg Development Authority for filing a compliance report but said it shall be done with depositing Rs 25000 costs.
“There is no compliance of our order dated 12.06.2020 passed in the instant application. We have noted on that date that we were inclined to initiate contempt of Court proceedings against the Chief Executive Officer, Gulmarg Development Authority,” a bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Puneet Gupta said.
The order pertains to handling and management of municipal solid waste by GDA which according to PCB causes irreparable damage to the ecology of the world famous skking and tourist resort.
M. A. Chashoo, Additional Advocate General, submited that there is some communication gap on account of the Covid-19 situation.
“This in our view is no excuse whatsoever. It appears that the respondents have no intention of complying with our orders and simply biding time,” the court said, as per GNS “The learned AAG prays for one last opportunity to place the detailed explanation with regard to the Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Gulmarg and the matters raised in the newspaper report.”
“We grant one such opportunity subject to payment of costs of Rs.25000 (twenty five thousand) which shall be deposited within seven days from today in the Advocates Welfare Fund,” the court said as Per GNS, adding, “Proof of deposit of these costs shall accompany the compliance report of our order dated 12th of June, 2020 which shall be filed before the next date.” (GNS)