Ludhiana: Ludhiana Improvement Trust has sealed two community centres of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar Block C and H on Tuesday. The community center of Block C was sealed in a peaceful manner with just normal protest by area residents. But at the time of sealing process of Block H community much hue and cry was observed.
As the husband of the area councillor, Harpreet Singh Bedi with his accomplices entered into the scuffle with LIT officials at time of sealing Block H community center. The accomplices with Bedi were trying to stop LIT officials from sealing the community center, but LIT officials sealed community centers’ gate by putting away Bedi and others from the spot. The police also intervened in the matter.
The main officials of LIT who carried out sealing drive of community centers on the directions of LIT Chairman Dr. Subhash Verma are Superintendent Engineer, Rakesh Garg and EO, HS Chahal. Despite the fact, community centers were sealed in the presence of the high police force in the area. The main scuffle between the parties took place while sealing Block I community center. The centers were sealed by bringing their furniture out on road by Ludhiana Improvement Trust officials.
But community center sealing controversy took a bad shape and got bigger when the wall along sealed gate of Block-H community center was removed and once again possession of sealed community center has been taken on the spot.
Some of alleged goons thrown out the gate of sealed community centre situated at Block I of BRS Nagar, which is sheer violation of the laws and totally illegal action in the area. It is worth mentioning that LIT authorities visited community centres last week also to seal them but then spot took political turn due to which sealing of centres drive got failed. But this time, LIT officials came with the police force to seal the community centers and got successful in sealing the centers.
But later goons removed the gate on which LIT would further conduct an inquiry and guilty would be punished as its an illegal act by the alleged goons. Over this officials on duty said that they would take a legal advice on this issue of advocate and then case would be filed against persons who have done this act. They further informed that action would be taken against the guilty persons by the police.
It is pertinent to mention that this action was action after appeals of Community Centres, H, I and C, BRS Nagar have been dismissed by the Additional Chief Secretary of Local Bodies for cancellation and eviction vide memo on October 4, 2016 after the enquiries conducted by the CVOs, Local Government, Punjab and were cancelled by Local Bodies through resolution by November 14,2014 and further eviction notices by LIT vide memos LIT by December 22, 2014 to vacate the property.
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