New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed Delhi's civic authorities to place before it the findings of the enquiry report against certain officials who allegedly colluded with traders in stalling the sealing drive against unauthorised commercial units.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Y.K. Sabharwal, Justice C.K. Thakker and Justice R.V. Raveendran gave this direction after Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) counsel Sanjib Sen informed the court about the departmental enquiry and the action taken against the erring officers.
In particular, the bench sought details of the action taken against the MCD engineers of West Zone where there were allegations of non-sealing of some erring premises.
The counsel told the bench that the superintending engineer could not be held responsible for the lapses, as he was not actually involved in such operations.
Sen said that five teams under various assistant engineers were on the field when such 'dereliction of duty' took place and action had been taken against those employees.
To a question from the bench as to what action the MCD had taken pursuant to the Sep 29 judgement, the counsel said that the MCD had prepared draft notices for publication for resumption of operations to seal the unauthorised commercial establishments.
He said the notices would be published after the monitoring committee gave its approval. The bench said that it would take up all the contempt petitions after the notice was served on all contemnors.