CHENNAI: Alleging that a hillock right behind the camp-office of the Theni District Collector, has disappeared all of a sudden, a PIL has been filed in the Madras High Court with a prayer to trace it.
In his PIL, J Mohanraj of Chennai, a retired police officer, also general secretary of Jebamani Janata Party, contended that the hillock, about 250 to 300 feet high and spread over 160 acres, which once existed in Viranaickenpatty village, has gone missing all of a sudden.
The departments, which are supposed to have control over the hillock, seems to have not bothered to check the loot by miscreants. As per the records of the Geology and Mining department, the land on the hillock was a poromboke and no tender was given by the District Collector for quarrying for any purpose.
The petitioner sent a representation to the Chief Secretary on April 12, 2015 followed by e-mails. He had also sent a representation to the Theni Collector on September 3, 2013. As there had been no proper response, he filed the present PIL.
The first Bench of Chief Justice SK Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh, before which the PIL came up for hearing on Wednesday, directed the Theni Collector to file a reply specifically on the fate of the hillock, within a month.
Passing orders on another PIL from Mohanraj, the Bench directed the CMDA to examine his contention that Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital in Porur had been constructed illegally encroaching upon the lake and it had not at all obtained the completion certificate.