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Centre bypassed Delhi govt in Mayapuri sealing drive: Sisodia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Sunday accused the Centre of bypassing the government in conducting a sealing operation in area that led to violent clashes between the traders and the security personnel.

Sisodia lashed out at Union Housing and for blaming the for the violence in west Delhi, saying the responsibility of land allocation was with the Centre.

"police is yours, SDM is yours, NGT is yours, DDA is yours and we are blamed. They should have some shame and take accountability for their actions," Sisodia told reporters.

Around 14 officials were injured after clashes broke out between the security personnel and scrap dealers during the sealing drive on Saturday. The drive was started by the Cantonment (SDM), the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and the Committee (DPCC).

"ministers were not involved in this decision. They were bypassed by the (Anil Baijal)," the added.

The operation was conducted days after the (NGT) had slammed the for not taking action against illegal scrap industries in that were causing pollution.

Delhi said he was not consulted before taking action. "I am going to write to the demanding explanation for his actions," Hussein said.

"Officials (involved in the sealing drive) must be suspended. DPCC employees were involved too. I am the .. no approval was taken from me. Strict action would be taken against all officials involved," Hussein added.

Sisodia said if the (DDA) was brought under the purview of Arvind Kejriwal, then they would "get the land allocated to these traders in two days".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 16:45 IST