Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Development Association to ensure that no encroachment takes place within the Sanjay Van by any person, for any purpose, and if any encroachment is existing or is made, the same should be removed without any delay.
The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajneesh Bhatnagar also directed the Delhi Police to render all assistance to DDA and provide the necessary force for the said purpose.
The order has come in a suo moto matter concerning the allegations of encroachment on the government land in Sanjay Van. The court took cognisance of the two video clips that have been circulating on social media and registered a PIL on the issue of encroachment in Sanjay Van.
Appearing for DDA, Mr Arjun Pant submitted that the Senior Officers of the DDA visited Sanjay Van in the morning and have noticed that no encroachment has taken place in Sanjay Van, and that some Mazars are existing within that area.
While directing DDA and Delhi Police to submit status reports, the court ordered that these status reports should clearly state as to how many Mazars are in existence, and since when. They should also conduct an aerial survey of the entire Sanjay Van with the use of Drones with cameras.
The court has also transferred the matter to be listed before the Division Bench headed by the Chief Justice
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