The Delhi High court has stayed Archaeological Survey of India's (ASI) permission to a private construction company to construct a building within the prohibitory area near the Humayun Tomb.
The court has issued a notice to Delhi government through counsel Shobhana Takiar, MCD besides ASI and sought their replies by July 18. The court was hearing a petition filed by Vijaylaxmi, a resident of Nizamuddin (East) near the Humayun Tomb.
The petition alleged that the Director, Monuments, ASI, permitted the private construction company, which is violative of its own undertaking submitted earlier to not allow any unauthorised construction within 100meters of the tomb.
The petitioner also referred to the high court's previous judgement in 2010, prohibiting any illegal construction near the monument to save it from any kind of damage.