Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding eviction of encroachers from Santragachhi Jheel, Howrah, West Bengal, 02/11/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhash Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 02/11/2017 regarding eviction of encroachers from Santragachhi Jheel, Howrah, West Bengal. The part of the water body that has been encroached belongs to the South Eastern Railway.
The Court has been informed that the illegal occupants in the area in question have not been provided with opportunities of individual hearing. Although it is stated on behalf of the Railway Authorities that orders of eviction had been issued on the basis of a common representation submitted by them, NGT is of the view that each of the illegal occupants ought to be heard separately and separate orders passed against each of them as cause of action would arise in the case of each individual.