SC orders status-quo on demolition drive conducted by NDMC in Jahangirpuri
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered status-quo on demolition drive conducted by North Delhi Municipal Corporation in Jahangirpuri, Delhi. Read more on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered status-quo on demolition drive conducted by North Delhi Municipal Corporation in Jahangirpuri, Delhi.
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Senior advocate Dushyant Dave mentioned a petition against the special joint encroachment removal action of civic bodies including the NDMC and the PWD, and said a completely unauthorised and unconstitutional demolition has been ordered.
He alleged that the demolition, which was to start at 2 pm on Wednesday, has begun at 9 am and no mandatory notice for demolition has been served on the alleged violators.
The area had witnessed violent clashes, including stone pelting, arson and firing, between two communities during a Hanuman Jayanti procession on Saturday. Eight police personnel and a local resident had sustained injuries.
Despite of the order, anti-encroachment drive still underway at Jahangirpuri by NDMC.
Raja Iqbal Singh, Mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said that we will follow the apex court's order as soon as we received it in written and take action accordingly.
However, the Delhi High Court also agreed to hear the plea against anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri on Wednesday.
Besides, the high court has refused to interfere in the process at this stage.