PANAJI: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has reprimanded Mapusa Municipal Council Chief Officer(CO) for filing incorrect affidavit regarding illegal hoarding within Mapusa Municipality Jurisdiction.
The Court refused to accept that there were only 2 illegal hoardings as specified in the affidavit.
The Court has asked the CO to study, inspect, file a report and then file a proper affidavit, informed AG Devidas Pangam.
One casino hoarding in Panaji has been removed while court has asked the authorities concerned not to remove 6 other casino hoardings till its final decision is announced in the matter.
However, the Casino operators have been refrained from using led lights on these hoardings to avoid distraction to vehicle drivers.
Corporation of City of Panaji(CCP) also submitted a report regarding the status of illegal hoarding to the Court.
The Sanguem, Quepem and Curchorem municipal councils too have filed affidavits reporting that one hoarding is noticed at Curchorem and a notice has been issued, and there are no illegal hoardings within the jurisdiction of other Councils.
Affidavits filed on behalf of Valpoi, Sanquelim and Cuncolim municipal councils stated that there are no illegal hoardings in their jurisdiction. The Bicholim Municipal Council has noticed one illegal hoarding.
“All the other municipal councils are directed to conduct a survey and submit a report within two weeks,” the High Court said.