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Delhi HC gives more time to file reply on action taken against illegal hotels, restaurants

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The High Court on Wednesday granted more time to respondents to file their replies on a seeking immediate action against illegal hotels and guesthouses being run across the capital violating fire and safety norms.

A division bench of the High Court headed by and also comprising Justice extended the time for filing their response and slated the matter for hearing on July 18.

This came after the for the respondents sought more time from the court to file the reply. During the previous hearing, the court had sought a response from government and all three municipal corporations regarding action taken against illegal hotels and guesthouses in the city.

The petition, filed by Arpit Bhargawa, an advocate, sought direction to respondents to fix the accountability of the officials, and their negligence, which resulted in the death of 17 people in a fire at at Karol Bagh.

The FIR filed by the Police in fire case had pointed towards various lapses in running the hotel.

Delhi's Atul Garg, while speaking to ANI, had said: "Most of deaths occurred due to smoke. Every building needs an NOC. After the NOC is granted, we conduct the inspection. If everything is all right, then NOC is valid for a period of three years.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:31 IST