The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday issued contempt of court notices to Praveen Kumar, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) administrator, Gurgaon and Ravindra Tomar, assistant commissioner of police (traffic), Gurgaon for not following court orders to not allow vehicles to take "L-turn” while going to Delhi from Gurgaon just before toll plaza, near Ambience Mall.
The division bench headed by justice SK Mittal said that Praveen Kumar had no authority to interfere as he was not a party in the case and if there was some problem with implementation of court orders, he or Tomar should have approached the court for modification of the orders.
Appearing for the concessionaire, Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), senior advocate ML Sarin informed the bench that after high court’s directions the right turn (L turn) was blocked on October 9 by way of putting cement blocks and only “U-turn” was permitted at the point. But on the very next day, after protest by some people, HUDA administrator Parveen Kumar got the cement blocks removed with the help of police authorities.
However, ACP traffic Ravinder Tomar, who himself was present in the court submitted that from the last day of hearing in the court, challans were issued to 770 vehicles for entering the particular road illegally and the police had implemented the court’s directions. The bench also stated the status report submitted by Tomar with regard to compliance of high court directions as factually wrong.
The bench directed the authorities not to allow “L-turn” as directed earlier and the authorities can make an opening after the “U- turn” so as to permit the traffic to merge with the traffic coming in service lane.
The case would now come up for hearing on November 1.