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Himachal HC seeks report on illegal felling of trees


Shimla, April 7 (IANS The High Court on Saturday asked Deven Khanna to file a report on illegal felling of trees in the forest division after visiting the spot and getting the entire area videographed .

The court also directed the Conservator of Forests in Mandi to file a short affidavit before the next date of hearing on April 10.

A division bench of acting and Justice passed these orders as they took cognizance of a petition by Mohan Singh, who said illegal felling of hundreds of trees is being carried out in the forest division for laying roads and the is not taking any action against the defaulters.

He said due to a large number of felling of trees, there is threat to the

The bench also directed the of Mandi to provide photographs of the entire stretch of road and forest where the trees were felled.



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First Published: Sat, April 07 2018. 19:06 IST