HC summons MCD Commissioner

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New Delhi, Sep 18 (UNI) Delhi High Court today summoned the Commissioner of Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) to appear on September 21 in the court and explain the discretionary policy being adopted by the MCD for sealing the illegal premises situated here at Rama Road, West Delhi.

A division bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Rekha Sharma directed the MCD Commissioner to appear in the court and explain as to why only 77 out of 1,000 illegal properties situated there have been sealed so far and the remaining similar properties do not fall under the category of illegal establishments.

Industrial plots were alloted in the Rama Road area but the factory owners later subdivided the plots and many small units came into existance.

According to the Court Commissioner Pushkar Sood, all the sub divisions are violations of section 312 and 313 of the Delhi Municipal Committee (DMC) Act and ought to be sealed. The MCD has adopted a pick and choose policy to seal these establishments, Mr Sood contended.

The lawyer for MCD could however not satisfy the court on the issue of why pick and choose policy was being adopted by the MCD.

The court has summoned the Commissioner to reply in this regard.

UNI

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