BJP MP Manoj Tiwari : Tampered With Seal As “Symbolic Protest”, Not Disobeyed Court

BJP MP Manoj Tiwari : Tampered With Seal As “Symbolic Protest”, Not Disobeyed Court


Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari submited affidavit on Monday and mentioned to that he had broken the seal of premises here as a “symbolic protest” against the illegal action of officials of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and was willing to accept the role of ‘sealing officer’ as suggested by the apex court. 

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In an affidavit filed in the Supreme court, he said that no contempt was committed by him as he has not disobeyed the orders of either the court or the monitoring committee, and EDMC officials had sealed premises in Gokalpuri area without following “due process of law”. 

In affidavit he  also referred to the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act 2011, and said that this law extends the protection to unauthorised colonies across the city from sealing and demolition action. 

The said affidavit he further said that sealing action in the case was not initiated under the orders of the Supreme Court or under the direction of monitoring committee, no contempt was committed by him.

On September 25, Tiwari had appeared before a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur in pursuance to the contempt notice issued to him for allegedly breaking the seal of a premises. Supreme Court give four weeks to file an affidavit 
explaining why contempt proceedings not be initiated against him. 

Source: PTI, LiveLaw 

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