Govt seeks time for report on illegal religious structures

The Delhi government on Monday sought more time to submit a report on the demolition of unauthorised religious structures and removal of encroachments on public lands in the capital.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 27, 2013 1:44 am

The Delhi government on Monday sought more time to submit a report on the demolition of unauthorised religious structures and removal of encroachments on public lands in the capital. Appearing before the bench of Justices S Muralidhar and R S Endlaw on Monday,Chief Secretary DM Spolia informed the court that the government was in the process of “investigating” the “status of the possession of the lands” on which several of the structures were standing. The court allowed the plea,after pulling up the officials for the delay. “It is your duty to help the judiciary,If you don’t help,then how will we ask DDA and others for the compliance of our order?” the court said.

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