ATR sought on illegal construction in Chandni Chowk

Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 00:10

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought
action taken report from MCD on a plea accusing the civic
agency of failing to prevent rampant illegal constructions
made by builders in collusion with its officials in Chandni
Chowk area.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice
Rajiv Sahai Endlaw directed MCD to file the action taken
report and also the status about the properties by January 25.

The court`s order came after the MCD counsel alleged the
petitioner has failed to properly verify the status of the
properties before choosing 147 houses.

He claimed action has been initiated against five
properties for illegal construction but at least 50 houses do
not require any action as they have not violated any norm.

The lawyer also said the civic body had conducted a
survey which found that many houses were built before the DMC
Act came into force.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL)
filed by a Chandni Chowk resident Naval Kishore Gupta through
advocate Sanjeev Shabharwal alleging illegal constructions
have been going on in the area in connivance with MCD
officials.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 00:10

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