Chandigarh: Setting a week's deadline for the Punjab government to provide complete infrastructure to Justice Kuldip Singh panel probing land grab cases  , the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday virtually rapped state functionaries for their failure to act.

"How many years do you require to provide facilities to the panel?" asked a Division Bench, headed by Acting Chief Justice Jasbir Singh.

Earlier, senior advocate M L Sarin informed the court that the panel for probing land grab cases across Punjab had not been made functional.

At the receiving end, the state said it was looking for a building in Sector 17 in the city and its vicinity.

The Bench gave the state government a week's deadline to provide compelete infrastructure to the the panel.

The deadline came just a month after the High Court gave 15 days' time to the government to provide infrastructure to the panel.

In what could spell trouble for politicians, bureaucrats and cops allegedly involved in land grabbing across the state, the High Court on May 29 directed the constitution of a three-member tribunal.

Headed by Supreme Court’s former Judge — Justice Kuldip Singh, the tribunal was asked to look into land grab cases not just in Nayagaon and other villages on Chandigarh’s periphery but also in the entire state of Punjab.


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