The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the South Municipal Corporation to “take action as per law” against unauthorised construction at a house in Kotla Mubarakpur allegedly belonging to two time AAP MLA Madan Lal.
The vacation bench of Justice Mukta Gupta directed the civic body to take action on a plea filed by the MLA’s neighbour, alleging that the house had been demolished and was being reconstructed without any sanctioned building plans.
“No safety measures were adopted by Respondent No. 3 at the time of demolition of the said property and no compliance was made with any bylaws or regulations in this behalf,” stated the plea filed by Kotla Mubarakpur resident Ravinder Kumar.
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The plea, filed through advocate Gaurav Gupta further alleges that several complaints had been made to the police and MCD authorities but no action had been taken.
Civic body counsel Vikas Chopra said that it had issued a showcause notice to Lal on May 26, and a work stop order had been sent to police on May 27.
For now, the court has issued notice to the civic body, police and the MLA to file their responses before July 27, and has directed that no further construction would be allowed. The agencies have also been directed to take “immediate steps” under the law against the unauthorised construction.
When contacted by The Indian Express, Lal said he had nothing to do with the house in question. “I have never received any notices or intimation from any agency before this, nor has any summon come to me. I have nothing to do with the construction concerned,” said Lal.