August 12, 2016
Gated communities are posing threats for peaceful living. This was proved right when an owner of a house in the Parsn Sesh Nestle near Nanjundapuram was threatened with dire consequences for trying to dig up a bore well.
The incident came to light when S. Kanagasundaram, a civic activist from Coimbatore took to social media about the trauma he was subjected to in his neighbourhood. He has also lodged a complaint with the Ramanathapuram Police after a member from a society in the campus threatened him.
Kanagasundaram said that despite the Government order that individual houses can dig up bore wells without prior permission or paying a fee, the society was not allowing the rig vehicle in the campus.
“The water we get is not usable and it is very salty. We are trying to make use of our ground water and it is allowed in the norms. The society is restricting it,” claimed Kanagasundaram.
He alleged many violations by the promoter and some owners such as non-payment of required tax to the government for carrying out alterations.
Another activist said they would soon petition the Chief Minister seeking her attention in this matter. “We have filed numerous complaints with the Corporation. We will now take the matter directly to the Government,” the activist said.
However, a representative from Parsn Group claimed that the property had been handed over to the Parsn Apex Welfare Society and added that Parsn had nothing to do with the activities.
This allegation was rejected by the activist claiming that Parsn still held the ownership document of the property.
P. Ravi, President of the Parsn Apex Welfare Society claimed that the bore well was stopped because of complaints from the neighbours. “We are ready to allow if the neighbours do not oppose,” he added.
Meanwhile, a higher official from the Police Department said the owners should not be stopped from digging a bore well. “It is their right and we will take action if there is any problem,” the official said.