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SC refuses to disclose its mind on DDA notification

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) The Supreme Court today refused to issue any clarification regarding the confusion created by the Central Government notification issued on the night of March 28 permitting 'mixed land use' in the residential areas of Delhi.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Y K Sabharwal, Mr Justice C K Thakkar and Mr Justice R V Raveendran made the remarks when MCD Counsel Sanjeev Sen sought clarification from the court regarding whose order MCD should follow- whether it should obey the Supreme Court's order or the DDA notification.

Mr Sen submitted that the notification has created a confusion so far as the sealing process in the National Capital is concerned.

The court said, ''Let the monitoring committee, appointed by this court submit its report. Only then we will give any clarification and we will not give any clarification at this stage.'' Sealing of commercial establishment operating from residental areas in Delhi was due to start on March 29 as per the Supreme Court order.

The court had earlier said, ''Sealing will not stop without the permission of this court. Let them bring the law, we will examine its validity''.

The court has also said that sealing process will go on notwithstanding any order passed by any court in Delhi.

The court had however granted time till June 30 to those who gave an affidavit of undertaking to the MCD by March 28, assuring that they would stop the misuse by that date.

Filing of false affidavit shall be treated as perjury and shall also render the person concerned liable for prosecution for the contempt of the apex court.

An undertaking was also to be given to the effect that no futher extension would be sought on any ground.

A sealing process in relation to those who have filed affidavit was to go on as per schedule.

The monitoring committee overseeing the sealing process comprises Bhure Lal and former Election Commision Observer K J Rao.

UNI AKS/SC CH RP HT1615

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