Ranchi: The ongoing anti-encroachment drive by the Arjun Munda government received a jolt on Wednesday, as the state High Court rejected its amendment petition. The court asked the government to bring a roadmap after three weeks stating as to what effort it has taken for the rehabilitation of the affected people.

The court, which did not stop the drive, asked the government about its future course of action to check the encroachment.

The government, however, has pleaded before the court to allow it to stop the drive for four weeks.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Bhagwati Prasad and Justice Prakash Tatia refusing to entertain the plea said it is ‘visionless’.

“The government should first put forth the reasons for seeking four weeks time,” said the bench,directing the government to present an extended policy on its future course of action as per the court directive within three weeks.

The government said it is making all efforts to implement the court orders according to its available resources.

However, the court disagreed to it, and said the government is doing nothing rather its intention is to interfere with the court directive.

JPN/Bureau