The Supreme Court on Friday declined to de-seal Jhankar Banquets in Khel Gaon after residents of Asiad Village opposed the hall owner’s plea to let him operate as he had accepted advance bookings for wedding functions.
A vacation bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha told the counsel for banquet hall to press his petition before the special three judges bench hearing the sealing case.
The court agreed with advocate M.L. Lahoty, appearing for Asiad Village Society, that no decision should be given without perusing the report of apex court appointed monitoring committee constituted to look into unauthorised properties operating in the Capital.
Lahoty added that there was gross violation of the Delhi Master Plan 2021 in the green area where the hall was located.
It refused to entertain the request that the banquet had made bookings till February 2011 and the sealing was causing harassment to the owner as well as those who had booked it.
Jhankar Banquets was sealed on June 16 pursuant to a monitoring committee order.