Delhi HC orders police to support DDA for removal of encroachment

By Accommodation Times News Services

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While hearing the plea filed by Delhi Development Authority against Delhi police alleging that police support encroachments, Delhi Court ordered police to support DDA and provide them with adequate force to remove encroachment from the public land.

Justice V K Shali, said that police department has to support DDA for demolition of illegal encroachment at IP extension and will have to provide required force to the authority with three days of the request made by the land-owing body.

Last week, DDA has filed a written petition before the High Court alleging that residents of the Kirpal Cooperative group housing society in IP Extension had “encroached” on DDA land adjacent to their society. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) contended before Justice V K Shali that Delhi Police did not provide sufficient force despite several letters from the land-owning body.

As per Delhi police’s claim they stated that on the request of the authorities they had provided them with the required forces for the demolition, but the authorities asked them to postponed the demolition. They also stated that the FIR was logged on 1st December.

DDA’s lawyer Rajeev Bansal submitted the agency intends to demolish the structure soon as “state largesse cannot be frittered away”. The court asked Delhi Police to file its counter affidavits and listed the matter for January 30.

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