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MCD serves notices to Sheila, 15 others

The heat was finally turned on Delhi's political honchos for owning alleged illegal buildings with MCD.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 03:51 IST

The heat was finally turned on Delhi's political honchos for owning alleged illegal buildings with Municipal Corporation of Delhi serving notices on 16 leaders.

The leaders included Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, her four cabinet colleagues and Speaker Chaudhary Prem Singh, in compliance with a Delhi high court directive.

The MCD served demolition notices to Dikshit and her son, MP Sandeep Dikshit for alleged misuse of property asking why the alleged illegal constructions should not be demolished, sources said.

A notice for sealing of property was sent to Congress MLA and Delhi Jal Board vice-chairperson Anjali Rai, the sources said.

BJP legislator Sahib Singh Chauhan has been served notice for allegedly running a school on government land.

Notices were also sent to the Speaker, DPCC chief Ram Babu Sharma, Urban Development Minister AK Walia, Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, Industries Minister Mangatram Singhal, Health Minister Yoganand Shastri, Mayor Satbir Singh, MCD Standing Committee Chairman Mukesh Goyal, Congress MLAs Prahlad Singh Sahni and Mukesh Sharma and councillor Suresh Yadav, the sources said.

The politicians have been given three days' time to reply to the notices, they said.

When contacted, the politicians on whom the notices were served declined to comment on the development.

Dikshit, who is away in Davos, Switzerland, attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) was not available for comment but sources close to the Chief Minister alleged the entire episode was an attempt at "destroying" her image.

First Published: Jan 27, 2006 23:15 IST