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Dharamsala Municipal Commissioner Lalit Jain, who had been carrying out a campaign against illegal and unsafe constructions, has been transferred unceremoniously.Jain, the fourth commissioner of the civic body formed two years ago, today relieved his charge, which has now been given to Additional Commissioner Satish Sharma.

The development comes, according to sources, after influential lobby of hoteliers recently met Minister for Urban Development Sudhir Sharma against the action being initiated against them by Jain, whose powers were then snatched and transferred to the Town and Country Planning Department.

Jain continued taking action against those who had trapped trees in their buildings or had cut them illegally. He had also initiated action against those who owned lakhs in property tax to the local body.

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