Delhi fashion designers withdraw plea from HC

The designers had earlier sought a stay on the ongoing demolition drive at 2, MG Road in New Delhi.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2006 15:40 IST

The MG Road fashion designers on Tuesday withdrew their petition from the Delhi High Court.

The designers had earlier sought a stay on the ongoing demolition drive at 2, MG Road in New Delhi.

The counsel for the 11 designers Sultan Singh initially complained to the court that the MCD was acting in an "insane" manner by demolishing the buildings.

However, when the division bench of Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Rekha Sharma suggested that the matter could be clubbed with other related petitions and taken up on February 16, Singh sought the court's permission to withdraw the petition.

Accordingly, the court granted permission, treating the petition -- "dismissed as withdrawn".

The petition related to a batch of applications moved by scores of businessmen carrying out their trade in the Capital's 'Lal Dora ' areas at 1 and 2, MG Road, which house several prominent fashion and lifestyle showrooms.

First Published: Feb 14, 2006 15:40 IST