MCD seals premises of Advocates
New Delhi, Apr 4 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to spell out the provisions under which it had sealed the personal chambers of some Advocates in different parts of the Capital.
While hearing the petitions of some Advocates, a division bench of Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Rekha Sharma directed the MCD to specify whether the sealing of the premises of the Advocates were carried out in consonace with the order of the Supreme Court or the Delhi High Court.
Adjourning the matter till tomorrow, the Court refused to stay sealing of the premises of the Advocates.
''If the premises were sealed according to the order of the Supreme Court, we have no jurisdiction to say,'' observed the bench.
The premises of Advocates Tasnim Ahmedi, the daughter of former Chief Justice of India A M Ahmedi in Safdarjung Development Area, Ajay Behl in South Extension, Mahesh Choudhry in Karol Bagh and several others in Thapar House near Maharani Bagh had been sealed by the MCD authorities since yesterday.
However, the High Court had exempted the official premises of the Advocates, Doctors and Chartered Accountants from the purview of illegal possession if the professionals were living in the same buildings.
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