DB directs to file ATR or CCF, DFO, SSP remain present in court

Encroachment of forest land in Poonch
JAMMU: Division Bench of Jammu & Kashmir High Court at its Jammu Wing comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajesh Bindal, while taking serious note of the non-compliance of court directions, directed to file Action Taken Report(ATR) failing which the Chief Conservator of Forest, Circle Poonch (respondent No. 2), the Divisional Forest Officer, Poonch (respondent No. 3) as well as the Sr. Superintendent of Police, Poonch shall personally appear in the Court on the next date of hearing.
The DB observed that despite repeated orders, including order dated 17th July, 2019, no effort appears to have been made to remove 127 encroachers on the forest land to whom the eviction notices were stated to have been served by the Forest Department and on the 17th of July 2019, we have even directed police support to ensure eviction of these un-authorized occupants.
The DB further observed that time bound directions have been issued to the Police and the Forest Department in this regard and now one last opportunity is provided to the Forest Department to take steps for removal of the 127 encroachers on the forest land in Poonch and directed that Sr. Superintendent of Police, Poonch shall ensure that the requisite police assistance is given to the Forest Department to remove the encroachers.
The DB granted six weeks time to file action taken report in this regard and directed that if no action is taken, the Chief Conservator of Forest, Circle Poonch, the Divisional Forest Officer, Poonch as well as the Sr. Superintendent of Police, Poonch shall personally appear in the Court on the next date of hearing.
It further directed the Divisional Commissioner Jammu to ensure that this order be complied with.