Minister for truce between residents, Pvt school

India, June 3 -- Haryana sports minister Sukhbir Kataria held a meeting with the residents of Exclusive Floors society on Sunday and assured them of resolving the dispute between the colony and Lancers International School.

The residents of Exclusive Floor have been fighting a legal battle with the school over the use of a 10-metre by-lane. Residents say the road is part of the housing society, while the school claims it is a public property.

The matter has been pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The next hearing of the case is scheduled on June 5.

Meanwhile, Kataria proposed a meeting of residents and the authorities concerned at his residence or at a rest house to settle the issue.

"Safety of the residents is my utmost concern. I request you to give me a few days to study the entire problem. If needed, I will procure documents from Chandigarh," said Kataria.

The residents complained that there is no check on the intruder as the society's main gate has been demolished to make the by-lane a common road.

"We will fight the legal part of the battle through paper work. We just want the minister, who is also the MLA of this area, to ensure that we are not harassed by the police and the administration," said Vijender Singh, secretary of Exclusive Floor RWA.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.