No relief from HC to society which built temple on DDA land

New Delhi, Dec 12: The Delhi High Court today refused to grant any interim relief to a housing society which moved a plea seeking to restrain DDA from demolishing a temple built allegedly illegally on the authority's land here.

Justice V K Shali declined to pass any order as Kirpal Cooperative Group Housing Society could not show any document indicating that the land in question at I P Extension here has been allotted to it by Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

No relief from HC to society which built temple on DDA land.
The Society, in its application, relied upon an affidavit filed by DDA in another matter in which the authority allegedly stated that the land in question has been handed over to the housing society.

The judge, however, was not impressed by the society's contention and said "show me there is a valid allotment of land in your favour. If you want to rely on some document file it in the registry."

The court adjourned the matter to December 19 by when the society has to place on record documents showing that the land in question belongs to it.

Meanwhile, DDA, represented by advocate Rajeev Bansal, opposed the plea saying they intend to demolish the illegal structure, dubbed as a temple, in two days and have already written to Delhi Police seeking adequate force to carry out the exercise.

The society sought an interim stay on any demolition or an order directing DDA to maintain status quo saying religious sentiments would be hurt if the temple is demolished.

On December 8, the high court had asked the city police to provide adequate force to DDA when it seeks the same for demolishing the illegal structure built on its land at I P Extension.

It had passed the order after it was informed by DDA that despite its order to maintain status quo, further unauthorized construction had been carried out.


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