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Units of traders filing affidavits not being sealed: MCD

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 3 (UNI) In an attempt to clear some confusion over the issue of sealing of commercial units in residential areas, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi today clarified that the shops of traders who had filed affidavits to close down their units by June 30 were not being sealed by it.

''MCD is not sealing the shops of traders who have filed affidavits in the DC offices. Infact, traders who submit affidavits promising to close down their shops by June 30 are given slips by the MCD which can these people can show to the sealing squads to prevent their units from being sealed,'' spokesperson of the corporation Deep Mathur told reporters here.

The clarification came in response to media reports that business establishments of many traders were being sealed by the MCD despite their having filed affidavits in the offices of the Deputy Commissioners oftheir respective zones to close down their units by June 30.

Incidentally, the Apex court, in response to a request by various associations of traders for extension of time to file affidavits, has now extended the time for submitting the affidavits upto April 7.

The court has also clarified that in case of traders whose shops have already been sealed, the affidavits will be submitted to the Monitoring committee appointed by the court to oversee the sealing process, which will consider the facts of each and every case and will give further directions with regard to the de-sealing of the property.


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