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DC fined for not catching 'Big Fish'

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New Delhi, May 18 (UNI) When the Court Commissiner submitted that the MCD did not demolish the illegal buildings of an MLA, the Delhi High Court today observed, ''We know how they treat the big fish despite our repeated orders.'' A division bench of acting Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Rekha Sharma directed the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Delhi(MCD) to initiate action against Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Sahadra North Zone for stalling the demolitions of unauthorised buildings owned by BJP MLA Sahib Singh Chauhan.

The Court also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the DC for deploying a police force of 300 personnel for three hours in front of the residence of Chauhan and not carrying out the demolition drive.

Court Commissioner Sanjeev Bhandari in his report said the DC arrived after three hours and ordered that the buildings need not be demolished as the MLA's wife Indravati had submitted an application saying official approval was initiated.

The Court also directed the CBI Special Team to probe the action of the DC in relation to his action on the day and his connection with the owner of the buildings.

''Take action against him for dereliction of duty. To send him to jail one photo is sufficient,'' observed the Court during the trial.

The MLA had constructed a building without the approval of a building plan and illegally occupying a government plot adjascent to his residence for parking purposes, said the report.

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