Thalka News Bureau
Lucknow: The bench Allahabad High Court on Thursday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file a report on June 19 over Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) officials for not taking action against the illegal construction raised in the city by Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati.
A bench comprising of Justice Vivek Chaudhry directed the state and the LDA chairman to act against the officials who allowed the illegal construction.The courts direction came on a petition moved by Prajapati's son Anurag.
Anurag had filed the petition in anticipation of some relief from the court challenging the order of demolition, the court order came as a setback to him.
Observing that there is no stay order passed by any authority ti stop demolition, no efforts have been made by the LDA officers have been made by LDA officers to demolish the illegal construction, the court said the officials are in collusion with Anurag and his father and for reasons best known to them are not taking any effective steps for demolition of illegal constructions.
"It would have been appropriate to dismiss the petition at this stage but in that case this court has serious doubt that erring officers of the development authority will take any action at all against the illegal constructions to be raised without there being any sanctioned map," the bench said. Additional Advocate Genral M M Pandey and LDA lawyer Ratnesh Chandra submitted that their officials were ready and willing to comply with the law and would take immediate steps.
Both the counsel requested that the matter be adjourned only for few days and they would submit a report of compliance of low.
The court have directed LDA chairman the the matter for June 19 to file his personal affidavit showing the step taken by the next date against the illegal construction and also against the officials and employees for permitting them in an illegal manner.