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HC seeks DDA records of its land allegedly grabbed by MLA

DDA was directed by the High Court to produce its records relating to a piece of land,allegedly encroached by a sitting MLA to run a zoo illegally in city's south district.

The capital’s land owning agency DDA was today directed by the Delhi High Court to produce its records relating to a piece of land,allegedly encroached by a sitting MLA to run a zoo illegally in city’s south district.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also directed Okhla MLA Asif Mohammed Khan to submit to the court his evidence to prove his claim that the land measuring 5 bigha in Jasola village belonged to him.

Khan was also asked by the court to explain to it by April 18 as to how he has been running a zoo on the land.

In addition,the bench asked the SHO Sarita Vihar to file the status report relating to the FIRs lodged against Khan for alleged encroachment of the land.

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The court passed the order after Delhi Government Standing Counsel (Civil) Najmi Waziri informed it that two FIRs have been registered against the MLA.

The chargesheet has been filed in the first FIR lodged in 2000 and the second FIR was registered last year in which investigation is on,he said.

The bench was hearing a petition,filed by one Kamran Siddiqi,who sought registration of a criminal case against the MLA on charges of criminal trespass and land grabbing.

Accusing the MLA of misusing his clout,the petitioner said the court should direct the police to take action against him as he violated the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and also the Wild Life Protection Act.