Jahangirpur demolition SC hearing live updates: A Supreme Court bench of Justices L N Rao and B R Gavai ordered a halt of all demolition activities in North West Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area, while saying that it would “take a serious view of all demolitions that took place after the Supreme Court decision was communicated to the mayor”. The bench also issued notice to the NDMC in the petition filed by the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind and sought its reply within two weeks.
The bench started hearing the case related to the demolition drive in Jahangirpuri at 11 am today. Hit by communal violence days earlier, the area in North West Delhi saw seven bulldozers roll into the neighbourhood on orders of the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation, razing parts of several structures, including the exterior gate of a place of worship. The demolition, which started around 10.15 am, went on for two hours despite the Supreme Court’s directions at 11 am that status quo be maintained.
Meanwhile, a local BJP party worker was allegedly shot dead just outside his home by four men in East Delhi’s Mayur Vihar on Wednesday evening. The man has been identified as Jitu Choudhary.