The Delhi High Court has said that it will hear, on April 25, the plea seeking directions to Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) not to use the R.P. Mehra block at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium in the upcoming matches including the IPL till it is certified as structurally stable. Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput's Father Moves Delhi High Court Against Biopic, HC Issues Notice to Makers
Justice Vibhu Bakhru said that he will hear the plea along with the main petition which claims that the R.P. Mehra block was unauthorised and built without any sanctioned plan. Also Read - Centre, Kejriwal Govt to Disclose Hospital-Wise Availability of Beds by Tuesday: Delhi HC
Petitioner Dinesh Saini’s advocate Tanuj Khurana told the court that India and Australia are going to play an One Day International (ODI) on March 13 and home matches of the Delhi Daredevils will be played at the stadium in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). Also Read - Delhi HC Allows 50 People to Offer Prayers at Nizamuddin Markaz Mosque During Ramzan
The advocate said that there is chances that the DDCA may use the R.P. Mehra block without obtaining any permission from the high court.
The block, also known as the old club house, is a threat to public safety and must be sealed until the main petition is decided, the petitioner said.
He also said that the block is standing without any sanctioned plan and is a fire hazard.