The Delhi Police on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has lodged FIRs in every case which was brought to its notice about breaking of seal put by authorities on premises having illegal constructions here.
The police told this to the court which was dealing with an application filed by Forum of Municipal Corporations of Delhi Engineers which had alleged that in some cases where seal were broken, the police have taken action, whereas in some similar matters no action was taken by them.
The counsel appearing for the forum told the bench that he would file a list of cases where no action was taken by the police on such complaints.
Meanwhile, the bench also dealt with the issue related to contempt notice issued to Delhi BJP chief and Member of Parliament Manoj Tiwari for allegedly breaking the seal of a premises which was being run in violation of the Delhi Master Plan in Gokalpuri area here.
When Tiwari's counsel said, "technically it was not required", the bench observed, "You do not want to follow the Supreme Court rules?"
When his counsel said he would explain the issue, the court asked him to file an affidavit on this.
The bench posted the matter for hearing on October 30 and asked Tiwari, who was present in the court, to place on record the NOC from his erstwhile counsel.
During the hearing, Tiwari's counsel said that the premises in Gokalpuri should not have been sealed by the authorities.
In his reply filed in the court earlier, Tiwari had said that he had broken the seal of the premises 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.
On September 25, Tiwari had appeared before the court in pursuance to the contempt notice issued to him for allegedly breaking the seal of a premises.
The court had directed him to file an affidavit within a week explaining why contempt proceedings not be initiated against him.
An FIR was also lodged against him by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation for allegedly breaking the seal of the premises.
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