A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar gave this direction to advocate MC Mehta, who was appointed as local commissioner to enquire into the tree felling incident.
    
"What is this going on? We had given blanket orders to assist the local commissioner. Give us a final report or close down the matter,” the bench said.
    
"List this matter on December 16, 2015 and by that the report must come on record. On that date the final report should be positively filed by advocate MC Mehta. He is at liberty to take assistance from any institution he wants," it said.
    
Advocate General Vijay Bahadur Singh, appearing for Uttar Pradesh government, said that the matter has been pending since long and the local commissioner appointed by the tribunal was delaying the proceedings in the case.
    
"Nothing adverse has come in the interim report as there is no mention of cutting of trees by the local commissioner. This matter should come to an end now," he said.
    
According to the report, a former Agra DFO had allegedly cut trees in 500 metre radius of the Taj Mahal, which is an eco-sensitive zone.

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