HC appoints amicus curiae to study mess in building plans

Ranchi: The Jharkhand High Court has appointed a four-member team of amicus curiae to take stock of the procedures adopted for the approval of building plans in Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) and Ranchi Regional Development Authority (RRDA).

The amicus curiae will take stock of the procedure on December 21 after visiting RRDA and RMC. A day after visit of the amicus curiae the court will take up the matter for hearing. The team included R S Mazumdar, Indrajit Sinha, LCN Shahdeo and Prashant Kumar Singh.

A division bench headed by Justice S Chandrashekhar ordered this while hearing a petition in the matter of irregularities in approving building plans by the civic body. The court has taken suo moto cognizance after it came into its knowledge through a newspaper that civic bodies charge Rs 20-30 per square feet extra besides the requisite fee of Rs 8 per square feet for approval of building plans.

Two ex- BCCL GMs surrender in CBI court in Chinese machinery purchase scam Dhanbad: Two former general managers (GM) of Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) on Thursday surrendered in the Court of CBI Special judge Rajnikant Pathak in a five-year- old scam of Rs 11.5 crores Chinese road header machine purchase.

Senior lawyer Samar Srivastava who appeared for the accused officers of BCCL said that the court released them immediately after submitting bond papers. The High Court had directed them to surrender in the court.

The CBI anti-corruption cell had on September 23, 2021, charge sheeted 17 senior officers of BCCL including former chairman TK Lahari and others in the alleged Rs 11.5 crore road head machine purchase scam. However, four officers were given clean chit in the case. The road header machine was purchased from a Chinese company in 2017.

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