Delhi HC directs Giridhar Gamang to vacate official bungalow
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 04, 2009, 00:53
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today directed former Congress MP Giridhar Gamang to vacate within a month the official bungalow here after he lost the general election from Orissa's Koraput constituency in May this year.

Justice Gita Mittal dismissed a petition filed by Gamang, the former Orissa chief minister who was seeking more time to vacate the 12 Teen Murty Lane Marg bungalow on health ground, and asked him to leave the premises by December 3.

The 66-year-old leader, who was an MP for nine consecutive terms, challenged a trial court's order which dismissed his plea and sought direction to the Directorate of Estate under the Ministry of Urban Development to grant him more time to vacate the premises as he was advised by doctors here for complete bed rest.

On June 18, the Directorate of Estate cancelled the allotment of the premises against him and in August the Estate officer passed an order for eviction.

Challenging the eviction order, Gamang, whose vote was instrumental in bringing down the Vajpayee government in tenth Lok Sabha in 1998, filed an appeal before the district judge who dismissed his petition on October 26 asking him to vacate the house.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 04, 2009, 00:53

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