Delhi government has been slammed by National Green Tribunal (NGT) for not taking action against illegal scrap industries in Mayapuri causing pollution.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the chief secretary and the Chairman and Member Secretary, Delhi Pollution Control Committee to respond why they should not be jailed and be prosecuted if illegal activities are not stopped and people remain suffering on account of illegal activities.
The green panel also ordered the officials to appear before it on May 3 with compliance report.
The tribunal also rejected a plea of business-owners that they be given alternative land before any step is taken to shut their activities at the site.
The NGT said there is acknowledged failure to comply with the orders of the tribunal by the Delhi government and the chief secretary appears to have merely expressed helplessness in taking action.