On Monday, the High Court of Allahabad stayed the demolition of the house of U.P MLA Vijay Mishra.
A petition was filed by the MLA challenging the demolition order, and it was contended that the demolition began 15 minutes after the order of the Court, and he was not extended the opportunity to contest the order.
Contentions raised before the Court.
Learned counsel for the petitioner stated that the houses were in the name of both the petitioners, but the notice was served to only one of them.
One of the submissions was that the previous owners of the house had taken permission from the authorities in February 1980, and the current owners(petitioners) had demolished the excess construction as well.
It was alleged that the authorities were behaving in a high handed manner, and the authorities did not entertain the claims of the petitioner.
Order and Directions given by the Court
The Court held that till further orders, no demolition would take place at the house of the petitioners and the authorities will allow the petitioners to remove their belongings from the house.
Hon’ble Court directed the respondents to explain why a reasonable opportunity to contest the order was not extended to the petitioner.
The respondents were also directed to file their counter-affidavits within 2 weeks.
Next hearing in the case will be on 02.12.2020