Delhi Minister Atishi Raises Alarm Over Alleged Felling of 1000 Trees in Satbari Area

Delhi Minister Atishi condemns the cutting of 1100 trees in a protected eco-zone, highlighting concerns of directive concealment and vows to present findings to the Supreme Court.

Sumit Kumar
New Update

By A Staff Reporter

Delhi: Atishi, Delhi's minister, has voiced serious concerns over the reported felling of 1100 trees in the protected eco-zone of Satbari. She criticized the lack of transparency surrounding the tree cutting and implied potential directive concealment by officials.

"We are at Satbari, where 1100 trees were cut in the ridge's protected eco-zone. It's a grave issue who authorized this tree felling. There are signs that officials are withholding information, as noted by the Supreme Court," Atishi stated.

She asserted that officials may be acting under direction to shield someone involved. "It's evident these officers are under pressure to protect certain interests," Atishi added, emphasizing plans to submit her fact-finding committee's report to the Supreme Court.