High court verdict split on west Delhi de-sealingApril 1st, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Delhi High court Tuesday delivered a split verdict on the de-sealing of 80 commercial properties on the Rama Road in west Delhi. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) sealed these properties in 2006 as they were built on plots allegedly carved out of bigger plots without authorisation and sanction from the civic agency.
A division bench comprising Justices A.K. Sikri and Rekha Sharma differed on the matter and forwarded it to the chief justice for consideration.
Justice Sikri agreed that according to the Master Plan 2021, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has considered the sub-divided industrial plots in the area for regularization.
“Since the DDA is coming up with a policy to regularize these plots for the next two years, so there is no point to keep these properties sealed,” Sikri observed in his order.
However, Justice Sikri put some conditions for de-sealing.
According to the conditions, the property owners have to submit an undertaking with the MCD that they will not sell the property and will not proceed with any construction work there.
Justice Sharma, on the other hand, noted in her judgement: “The buildings that have been constructed are without a sanctioned building plan. So there is no point of de-sealing those properties.”
Over 1,000 properties on the Rama Road were sealed in 2006 on a Delhi High Court direction, which relied upon a report filed by court commissioner Pushkar Sood, appointed by it, for the Karol Bagh zone.