PIL In HC on ‘Unauthorised’ Construction in Sainik Farms Area

A public interest litigation (PIL) came up for hearing before the Delhi High Court on Wednesday alleging unauthorised construction in South Delhi’s Sainik Farms.

A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad asked the petitioner as to how the court can pass order without hearing property owners.

The bench granted time to the petitioner to implead the owners of the properties, which according to him, have been constructed unauthorisedly and illegally.

Petitioner’s lawyer submitted there is unauthorised construction going on in Sainik Farms despite several court orders.

During the hearing, the bench said, “You want us to pass an order to demolish the properties without hearing the parties? You should implead the persons whose properties are mentioned in the petition.”

As the counsel said he does not have information about the property owners and it would be difficult for him to identify the persons, the court said, “It would be very difficult for us to pass orders behind someone’s back. You have filed a PIL, do some homework.”

The counsel then sought some time to implead all those persons whose properties have been mentioned in the plea and the court listed it for further hearing on July 24.

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