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Movie flex: Civic body gets contempt notice

PATIALA: The courtroom of civil judge Patiala on Thursday issued contempt realize to the senior officers of the Patiala Municipal Corporation (PMC) for getting rid of film posters from the premises of the Phull Cinema on Wednesday and however on Thursday morning.

The realize was once issued following a petition moved through the homeowners of the cinema, who alleged that in spite of an injunction passed through the civil courtroom on August 21, final year, restraining the Patiala civic frame from beginning any motion towards the unipole put in on the premises of the cinema, the officers of the company tore down the film posters from a unipole put in throughout the premises of the theatre and later despatched a WhatsApp message caution them to take down the unipole or face additional motion.

Anil Jain, suggest for cinema owner, Raghav Gupta, said the injunction passed through the civil courtroom Patiala was once nonetheless in force and the civic government were smartly aware of this fact. He said without serving any realize, the PMC officers initiated the motion which was once towards the orders passed through the courtroom. He contended that unipole and outdoor commercial dotted all the town and in spite of those banners striking at two unapproved websites simply out of doors the cinema, the motion was once best initiated towards the cinema homeowners.

The contempt petition was once filed towards Gurpreet Singh Khaira, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Dr Ankur Mahindru, Joint Commissioner, and Ravdeep Singh, Superintendent, LAND (Advertisement) Branch on which the courtroom issued the notice to those officers and glued February 7 as the following date of listening to.

Jain contended that the PMC officers disobeyed the orders that had been showed September 26, 2018, in the presence of the PMC officers. He said because the PMC itself had moved the courtroom towards the September 26 orders and the topic is still pending in the courtroom, the motion taken through the officers was once in contempt of the courtroom.

He said that all through the motion, the PMC group of workers even damaged some tubes and bulbs of the cinema following which Raghav Gupta filed a police complaint towards the officers of the company with the Patiala Inspector General of Police in the hunt for police motion towards them.

Meanwhile, commissioner of the Patiala Municipal Corporation GS Khaira when contacted said the motion had been taken through the joint commissioner Ankur Mahindru based on the legislation. He said the unipole put in through the cinema was once in contravention with the prevailing norms of outdoor advertising and they're going to lay naked the details ahead of the courtroom.

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