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Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

HC to MCD: Stop farmhouse weddings or...

Delhi HC has threatened to dissolve the MCD if it failed to comply with the court's orders.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2006 19:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

Exasperated by the MCD's failure to prevent weddings at farmhouses, the Delhi High Court has threatened to dissolve the corporation if it failed to comply with the court's orders.

In an oral observation on Friday, the court told the MCD's counsel: "Tell your elected members that the court would issue a mandamus to the Union government to dismiss the MCD if its directions on various issues, including demolition and farmhouses, are not executed by the authority."

The court gave the MCD two weeks to file a reply as to why weddings continued to be held at farmhouses, despite an earlier ban. A division bench of justices Vijender Jain and Rekha Sharma was hearing a PIL filed by Bhrashtachar Virodhi Sangathan, an NGO.

"Enough is enough," said the bench. "You tell your bosses that we'll not take it anymore. And you know the consequences of invoking Section 490 (of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act)."

Under Section 490 of the act, the government can dissolve the elected body of the MCD if the corporation fails to act in accordance with the provisions of the legislation. Once dissolved, the Centre can appoint a special officer to oversee the corporation's functioning.