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SC Monitoring committee asks MCD to examine affidavits of structur

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New Delhi, Aug 9 (UNI) As part of efforts to check continuance of illegal constructions in the capital, the Supreme Court's monitoring committee on demolition today asked the MCD to verify whether 21 unauthorised properties in the Karol Bagh zone came up before January 1, 2006.

The directions were issued after an inspection, by the Court commissioner and the monitoring committee, of the constructions in the Rama Nagar area in Karol Bagh to ascertain for any unathorised structures in the area.

The inspection came after the court recently expressed concern over continuance of unauthorised structures.

The committee, while expressing satisfaction over the MCD action to demolish 10 structures in course of its drive against ongoing unauthorised constructions, asked the Deputy commissioner of the area to verify the affidavits possessed by owners of 21 properties stating that they were built before January one and hence came under the purview of the Delhi Law (special provisions) Act.

The direction comes even as the Standing Committee of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) yesterday expressed concern over continuing violation of building bylaws in the capital and demanded that responsibility be fixed and action taken against guilty officials.

Raising the issue at a meeting of the Standing Committee, leader of the House and Congress councillor Jitendra Kochar said illegal constructions were continuing in the capital despite court orders.

He said he could produce evidence to show that despite a ban on such constructions since the last two years, violations on a massive scale were going on in Sainik Farms.

Other councillors also highlighted the issue and said senior officials should be hauled up for the violations.

UNI AR VA RN2033

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