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Defacement of public property continued during DUSU polls, HC informed

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The High Court on Wednesday was informed that political leaders are involved in the defacement of public property during the (DUSU) elections.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation by Prashant Manchanda, seeking a complete ban on the defacement of public property and also direction to the civic agencies to impose heavy fines on political parties and aspiring candidates in order to prevent further defacement of property.

Manchanda told a bench of and Justice that littering of pamphlets, pasting of posters and spray painting of walls occurred this year as well in violation of court orders.

The bench directed the police, the municipal bodies and University to file reports indicating the extent of defacement, the steps that were taken to prevent it and action taken against each candidate who violated the law.

The court has earlier directed the Centre, and the city police to ensure no defacement of public property takes place during the DUSU elections.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 20:38 IST