Bilaspur. Bilaspur High Court News: The Central Government has not yet filed a reply in the High Court on the PIL filed regarding the apprehension of danger in the densely populated area of operation of the petrol pump in the residential area. During the last hearing, the Law Officer of the Central Government had sought time for the reply. Even after giving the time, the reply has not been produced. The High Court has ordered the final hearing on the PIL.
Raigad resident social activist Sanjay Sharma, through his lawyer, has filed a public interest litigation in the Chhattisgarh High Court demanding that the petrol pump opened in the residential area be set up elsewhere. Petitioner says that petroleum material is explosive. Due to its operation in dense population, there is a apprehension about the security of life and property around the clock. According to the petition, a petrol pump is being set up in the residential area of Kharsia on Raigad 1 Road. The norms are being openly violated by the central and state governments in installing pumps.
The rules are not being followed properly. Giving information about the rules, the petitioner said that the opening of a petrol pump cannot be allowed in a residential area, even if there is already a settlement and people are living in a densely populated area. After the preliminary hearing of the case, the Division Bench had issued notices to the Central and State Governments and Hindustan Petroleum Company and directed them to submit their reply. After the notice of the High Court, the State Government and Hindustan Petroleum Company through their law officers have submitted their reply in the court.
The reply is yet to come from the central government. During the last hearing, the petitioner’s lawyer filed a complaint before the court that before this, the law officer of the Central Government had sought time for the reply. Even after giving time, the reply is not being presented. The High Court has taken this seriously. The Division Bench has directed the Registrar General to register the petition for final hearing on the PIL.