Centre yet to regularise illegal construction in Sainik farms

NEW DELHI: AAP government during the hearing of the case on Tuesday blamed the Centre for delay in taking a decision on regularisation of unauthorised construction in Sainik Farms. It said despite the state government sending its proposal on regularisation dilemma, the Centre has kept it “hanging” and no decision has been taken yet.

The submissions came in response to a query by a bench of Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Jayant Nath who sought a clarity on the status of Centre’s policy on Sainik Farms. Delhi government senior standing counsel Rahul Mehra informed the court that the Centre has sent another set of questions which has nothing to do with the regularisation issue and the intention appears to keep the matter hanging.

HC was hearing a PIL filed by an NGO that has alleged illegal construction in Sainik Farms.

The court posted the matter to December 14 so that in between it can study the satellite images of the area for 2011, 2014 and 2015 that were submitted by the Delhi government on November 18. HC had asked for the images to ascertain whether or not there have been illegal construction in the colony from 2007 onwards.

The court had said that after comparing the images with that of Google for the same period, it would point out changes and unauthorised constructions and will give time to SDMC to “come clean” and warned that if no action was taken, “then we will order a CBI probe.”

Credits ET Realty

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