Bungalow eviction row: Have some dignity, Supreme Court tells Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed plea of Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury against Delhi High Court order asking him to vacate government accommodation.
New Delhi: Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed plea of Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury against Delhi High Court order asking him to vacate government accommodation.
While dismissing Chowdhury's petition, the apex court asked him "to have some dignity".
The Delhi High Court, Wednesday, refused to stay the eviction of the Congress MP from his bungalow in New Moti Bagh here. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, while upholding the single-judge bench order of February 1, said that as the MP is not entitled for relief, his appeal is dismissed.
According to the Directorate of Estates, the MP has been allotted another house on Humayun Road and given sufficient time to vacate the ministerial bungalow which, it said, he was not entitled to. But Chowdhury did not vacate despite several reminders in the past, it said.
Defending the eviction move, the Urban Development Ministry had said that Chowdhury was offered three Type VI bungalows after cancellation of Type VIII bungalow at 14, New Moti Bagh but he refused.
The allotment of the bungalow was cancelled in 2014 by the ministry since he ceased to be a minister at the Centre after the 2014 general elections.
As a member of Lok Sabha, he is entitled for a Type-6 accommodation. He was allotted an alternative accommodation at C-1/99, Moti Bagh by the House Committee of Lok Sabha in January, 2015 which was not accepted by him.