Ghaziabad Forest Department lodges case against GDA for illegally felling and cutting hundreds of trees in City Forest following a complaint by green activists, namely Ruchin Mehra, Akash Vashishtha, Pradeep Dahalia and Sushil Raghav. An activist Pradeep Dahalia has lodged a formal complaint with the Forest Department. The Conservator of Forests have been urged to impose heavy penalty, proportionate to each damaged tree, on the GDA.
Besides, the conservator has been asked to issue urgent letters to UPPCL, GDA, GNN to seek proper permission from Forest Department before cutting any tree and making it mandatory for a forest staff official to be present at the site of a tree cutting. He has agreed to do it.
Another environmental activist Ruchin Mehra in his counting has noted hundreds of trees damaged by the GDA. He wants arrest of the concerned officials and chargesheet against them.