Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Wednesday asked the officers to prepare draft of a bill to act sternly against the illegal colonisers for checking the mushrooming up of illegal colonies in the state in future.
Chairing a meeting in wake of recent decision of state government to away with clause of No Objection Certificate (NOC) for registration of land and property, the Chief Minister said that this decision is aimed at facilitating the general public. However, he said that noose around illegal colonisers need to be tightened for which fresh law must be enacted. Bhagwant Singh Mann asked the officers to draft the new bill before the next session of the state assembly so that it can be duly approved in the Vidhan Sabha.
The Chief Minister said that the illegal colonisers dupe the people by showing them green pastures and sell their unapproved colonies to them. He said that the hapless people have to then run pillar to post for getting the basic civic amenities in these colonies. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that the colonisers mint the money illegally but people have to bear the hardships due to their misdeeds.
The Chief Minister said that this will not be tolerated at any cost and strict action will be taken against the colonisers who are selling the plots before not getting it duly approved. He said that the state government will not allow the mushrooming up of illegal colonies in the state and severest of severe action will be taken against those indulging in this crime. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that strict law will be framed against the illegal colonisers so that it acts as a deterrent for them to develop any illegal colony in the state.