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DU students to beautify properties defaced during DUSU polls: DMRC to HC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The metro today told the high court here that it along with some University students, who defaced its during the varsity polls, had identified 10 sites for beautification as a project.

Taking note of the submission made by the Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which said the beautification work would be undertaken on June 9-10, a bench of Acting and Justice C said let the needful be done and a report submitted before the next date of hearing on July 16.

The court was hearing a plea by Prashant Manchanda, who sought a complete ban on defacement of public by the DUSU poll candidates.

During the hearing, the bench was informed that the guidelines against defacement were yet to be finalised.

The bench, thereafter, directed Manchanda, the DMRC, the university and the varsity's students union to coordinate with the of the high court and finalise the guidelines expeditiously.

It said the issue of guidelines would be taken up on May 29.

Directions were also issued to the Centre, the and the university to take steps to publicise the penal consequences of defacement of public property, including in the campus area.

Earlier the court had issued bailable warrants against several students, who had contested the 2017 DUSU polls, for failing to appear before it despite being served a notice in the PIL.

It had also directed the students to work with the DMRC to restore its defaced across the city after taking into consideration the metro's submission that about 76 of its properties were found to be permanently defaced and restoring them would cost over Rs 16 lakh and take six months.

The high court had earlier warned the students of that they might have to go to jail if they were found defacing public property ahead of the next elections for the varsity's student union, DUSU.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:55 IST