New Delhi, Mar 26: The Supreme Court on Monday came down heavily on the Delhi government for not submitting a comprehensive action plan in the ongoing sealing drive in the national capital. “Inaction won’t be accepted,” said the top court and imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the Kejriwal govt. Also Read - BMC Might Move Supreme Court Against HC's Decision in Kangana Ranaut Property Demolition Case
Defending itself, the Delhi government said that they misunderstood the instructions. In reply, the apex court said that it will explain them in Hindi. Also Read - Strict COVID-19 Rules on Card as Supreme Court Asks Centre to Take The Lead Amid Sudden Spurt in COVID Cases
Earlier in the day, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government had submitted a notification in the Supreme Court that put 351 city roads under commercial and mixed-use categories, in an attempt to save traders in these stretches from the ongoing sealing drive, a government spokesperson said. Also Read - Arnab Goswami’s Plea Against Privilege Notice Adjourned for Two weeks by SC
On March 21, representatives of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) met the Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee to find a solution to the ongoing sealing drive in the city.
“Representatives of all the 3 parties along with Council of Ministers met SC Monitoring Committee. Urged them to stop sealing till SC judgement on this issue,” Kejriwal had tweeted.
The sealing drive being carried out by the three BJP-led city municipal corporations under the guidance of the Monitoring Committee is against business establishments using residential properties for commercial purposes and those who have not paid conversion charges.