HP High Court warns to sue SDE Northern Railways

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    The Himachal Pradesh High Court today issued the contempt notice to the Senior Divisional Engineer, Northern Railways Ambala to show cause notice to as why contempt proceedings be not drawn against him for non-compliance of the order of the court.

    The court also directed the Executive Officer and General Manager of H.P. Bus Stand Management and Dev. Authority, Secretary Transport, Chief Executive Officer, Himachal Pradesh Infrastructure Development Board, Managing Director, HPTDC, Principal Secretary (PWD), M.C commissioner Shimla, Divisional Forest Officer (Urban), Shimla, Conservator of Forest, Shimla, Superintending Engineer, H.P. State Electricity Board and Senior Divisional Engineer, Northern Railways, Ambala to be present before the court on next date of hearing. The court further directed the respondents to file status report in the matter within three weeks from today.

    A Division Bench comprising the Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan passed these orders in a petition filed by Asha Chauhan who had challenged the Tender Notice issued in the month of January, 2015 wherein, tenders were invited by the H.P. Bus Stand Management and Development Authority, Shimla for the repairing work of the Old Bus Stand.

    It was further alleged that under the garb of repairing work, the Authority is converting Waiting Room into Shopping Complex at same place. Earlier during the hearing it was observed by the court that public interest is involved in this matter and treated it as Public interest Litigation.

    On March 15th 2016 the court had directed the respondent to comply with the directions passed by this court from time to time in letter and spirit and to file status report. Any deviation shall be viewed seriously.