Demolition drive: Court wants action against Dikshit too
The court served notices to Delhi Chief Minister and other politicians for violating building regulations.india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 20:30 IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to act against the politicians, including Sheila Dikshit.
The court served notices to Delhi Chief Minister and other politicians for violating building regulations.
A division bench comprising judges Vijender Jain and Rekha Sharma asked the civic body to file a status report to it on February 16, the next date of hearing.
The bench passed the direction when the MCD informed the court that it had served notices on Dikshit, Delhi Assembly Speaker Chaudhary Prem Singh, Finance Minister AK Walia, Health Minister Yoganand Shastri, Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, Delhi Congress president Ram Babu Sharma, Delhi mayor Satbir Singh, and several legislators and councillors, asking them to explain why action be not taken against them for violating building laws.
The corporation, through its chief engineer, told the bench in an action taken report that MCD had served notices on the Delhi chief minister, six legislators and four councillors.
This was done in compliance with the court order of January 9, in which MCD was asked to file a report in respect of properties owned and managed by legislators and councillors.
Mangat Ram Singhal, Prahlad Singh Sawhney, Laxman Das Ahuja, Jai Bhagwan Aggarwal, Sahib Singh Chauhan, Narender Nath, Anjali Rai, Mala Ram Gangwal, Mukesh Sharma (all legislators), Virender Kasana, Subhash Malhotra, Mukesh Goel and Suresh Yadav (all councillors) are the other alleged violators of the building laws who have been served notices by MCD.
Expressing strong displeasure over the reported sparing of the mighty and the rich in the ongoing demolition drive against illegal and unauthorised constructions, the court had directed Delhi's principal secretary and the municipal commissioner to file a report by January 31 in respect of properties owned and managed by prominent political leaders.
First Published: Feb 07, 2006 18:34 IST