New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday directed police to ensure that the piao (drinking water kiosk) at Sis Ganj gurudwara, which was demolished recently, but re-built again without the court's permission, is not used.
In a demolition drive undertaken by North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) in Delhi's Chandni Chowk area on March 28, a drinking water kiosk near Sis Ganj gurudwara was mowed down as a part of its anti-encroachment drive.
"How can you allow it to be reconstructed? Why wasn't somebody posted? This is an upfront challenge to the court. This is not tolerable. We will issue contempt of court notices to those responsible," said a division bench of Justice S Murlidhar and Justice Vibhu Bakhru said while issuing contempt of court notices to two leaders of the Sikh groups who were leading the mob after Wednesday's demolition drive.
The court directed the North Municipal Corporation of Delhi to remove the water kiosk and cordon of the area until further orders.
Terming the incident as "an open challenge" to the court order, the bench said, "If anyone tries to obstruct the court's order, the civic officials will be answerable to the court for wilful violation of court's order."
(With agency inputs)