New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) The Supreme Court today directed the state of UP, Ghaziabad Development Authority(GDA) and others to maintain status quo so far as the ongoing illegal constructions in the Judges Colony are concerned.
A bench comprising Justices B N Agarwal and P P Naolekar issued the directions on a petition filed by Judges Colony Welfare Association.
Earlier, counsel for the association contended before the court that some of the members of the society have sold their land to non-members who are indulging in encroachment and illegal constructions in the colony, in connivance with the GDA officials and the local police.
The petitioners have also contended before the court that if interim stay is not granted against the ongoing illegal construcions, this petition will become infructuous.
The court granted six weeks time to the respondents to file their response to the allegations made in the petition and four weeks time thereafter to the petitioner to file their rejoinder. The court adjourned the hearing till the second week of January next year.