In a setback to the MCD, a court here has dismissed 48 criminal cases filed by it against alleged violators of civic law, saying even the identities of the accused have not been verified. "These complaints reflect the sorry state of affairs in the largest civic body (MCD) in the capital of the country. I am constrained to opine that no fruitful purpose would be served by keeping these matters alive except to burden the over-burdened judiciary. Hence, these complaints are dismissed for non-prosecution," the court said.
The court, in a common order, refused to hear the cases, lodged nearly six years ago by MCD under Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, against the persons for allegedly carrying out illegal construction in their respective premises in Karol Bagh area. The court came down heavily on the civic body for filing cases in a "stereotype" manner after an MCD Deputy Commissioner informed it that the fresh addresses and parentage of the accused were not available with it.