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Demolition of Chautala-owned shopping complex Stayed

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Mar 16 (UNI) The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed till further orders the demolition of the Faridabad-based shopping complex owned by former Haryana Assembly member Abhay Singh Chautala, the younger son of former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala.

While ordering this, the court's division bench comprising Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice S N Aggarwal directed the Haryana government as also the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) to file their response to petitioner Abhay Singh Chautala's application seeking directions for accepting the amounts due from him on account of the land allotted to him by HUDA during the previous INLD regime.

The petitioner had pointed out in the application that the drafts dispatched by him in lieu of the outstanding instalments had been returned by the concerned authorities. This was apparently an attempt to deprive him of the land and the shopping complex built upon it despite his compliance with orders to pay up.

HUDA had ordered the resumption of the land allotted to the petitioner as he had failed to pay up the amount due from him on account of the land. The matter would now come up for further hearing on July 6 and till then the state authorities would restrain from demolition of the construction.


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