The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Sahara group to restore the tin fencing that was removed by Lucknow Development Authority at its Sahara Saher property and disposed off the petitions filed on the matter.
While modifying its June 23 status quo order on Sahara Saher demolition case, after which a temporary tin fencing was demolished at the site by LDA and the two parties moved Supreme Court seeking contempt action against each other, the apex court disposed off both the contempt petitions.
The Court also disposed off the special leave petition filed by the Uttar Pradesh Government against the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court's interim stay on the demolition work at Sahara Saher property.
The Supreme Court, however, directed the High Court to hear the matter expeditiously.
The restoration work would be carried out on June 28 and 29, under the supervision of senior advocate L Nageshwar Rao, appointed by SC Rao would submit its report to the Registrar of Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court.
A bench headed by Justice Altamas Kabir, while disposing off the petition filed by LDA, set aside interim order passed by the High Court on June 19 and 20, and directed that till the hearing by the High Court, both the parties will maintain status quo existing on June 23.