Decision on 25,000 traders today

Updated on Nov 21, 2006 12:40 AM IST

The SC will decide the fate of Delhi traders facing sealing, who had filed affidavits, reports Satya Prakash.

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The Supreme Court will on Tuesday decide the fate of the 25,000-odd traders and professionals facing the sealing drive in the capital who had undertaken to stop misuse of their residential premises for commercial purposes in accordance with their own affidavits filed before the court.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice YK Sabharwal, who had on November 15 asked them to first stop the misuse and inform the monitoring committee about it, would take up the mercy plea of the Centre and Municipal Corporation of Delhi for consideration.

According to the MCD, 18,305 traders/professionals have filed affidavits about stoppage of misuse till November 19.

It would consider the Committee’s report in this regard before granting any relief from sealing to the traders/professionals falling in this category.

The court would decide whether the traders/professionals could for the present be relieved temporarily from the undertakings and placed on a par with others covered under the September 7 and 15 notifications and given relief from sealing.

Tuesday’s order would also be applicable to those who have already shut down their shops or whose premises have been sealed as also those who have stopped misuse of their premises in compliance of their affidavits.

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