VC served show-cause notice for illegal tree felling

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Sagar (MP), Jan 18 (PTI) Sagar Municipal Corporation(SMC) has served a show-cause notice to Harisingh GourUniversity Vice Chancellor N S Gajbhiye on reports that treeswere allegedly felled at his official residence.

"Dr N S Gajbhiye has been served notice followingallegations that trees have been cut at his place withoutseeking permission. We have sought reply to the notice withina week, SMC Commissioner Suryabhan Singh told PTI.

"Trees can''t be felled without MunicipalCommissioner''s permission under the Tree Protection Act,"Deputy Municipal Commissioner J P Sen said.

A person invites two-year imprisonment and Rs 50,000fine if he/she is convicted of cutting trees illegally, hesaid.

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