After 14 years of legal wrangling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed all the objections raised by buffalo traders against the shifting of the slaughterhouse from Idgah in Old Delhi to Ghazipur in East Delhi.
Accepting the submission of MCD counsel Sanjiv Sen, a three-judge bench headed by Justice V.S. Sirpurkar brushed aside the objections raised by the traders regarding presence of sanitary landfill sites and drains and lack of proper boundary walls around the slaughterhouse in Ghazipur.
The court's order came after Sen pointed out that it was the Supreme Court which approved the shifting of the slaughterhouse to Ghazipur.
He said there was a stay ordered by the apex court against using Bhatti Mines as landfill site and the drains
were in Uttar Pradesh, beyond the jurisdiction of the civic body.
The butchers and livestock dealers/agents have been opposing MCD's decision to close their operations from October 21, 2009 as the civic agency had asked them to shift their activities to the newly constructed Rs 130-crore ultra modern abattoir at Ghazipur.
They claimed the new abattoir lacks adequate facilities.