The Jammu and Kashmir high court here on Tuesday directed senior and mid-level officials of Srinagar municipal corporation (MC) to file individual undertakings about properties owned by them and their spouses before November 21.
A division bench of the court comprising justices MH Attar and AM Magray issued the direction after expressing dissatisfaction over details of properties owned by MC staffers submitted to the court on Tuesday.
"Details of the property submitted by the MC do not satisfy the requirements of the court," justice Attar observed after proceedings of a public interest litigation (PIL) on illegal constructions that have come up in violation of Srinagar Master Plan.
The court had last month directed the MC to submit a list of properties owned by its employees by November 8.
The directions issued on Tuesday are for the MC's joint commissioner, chief khilafwarzi officer, khilafwarzi officers, ward officers and building inspectors.
Seeking details regarding the nature and location of the properties, the court directed these officials not to deal in these properties till further orders. The high court had recently ordered the sealing of 42 buildings in the city which had come up in violation of the master plan. It turned down a plea of affected businessmen to allow them to resume operations till the court decides the case.
However, the court on Tuesday allowed some businessmen to take out the perishable items from premises within the sealed buildings. It also allowed Jammu and Kashmir Bank to take out records pertaining to three business units located in the sealed buildings.