Forced expulsion of senior government official is impossible: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court delivered its judgment on Wednesday against the forced eviction of senior government officials from residential compounds in the Lutyens area with the help of “bouncers”.
The Bench of Judge Hemant Gupta and Judge Ramasubramanian ordered that the Respondent obtain a permanent lease and as a condition of the lease, half of the apartments were to be donated to the GOI.
Therefore, even though the petitioner has not paid the arrears of rent, as a condition of the permanent lease, the petitioner is entitled to continue in possession as a permanent lease under the permanent lease.
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Sr Adv Maninder Singh accepts the notice on behalf of the sole defendant – Sir Sobha Builders. The counter affidavit must be filed within 4 weeks.
The appeal for special permission was filed by the central government mentioning the property north and south of Sujan Singh Park, New Delhi, built by the Sardar Bahadur Sir Sobha Singh and Sons Pvt Ltd (tenant) in accordance with the deed of perpetual lease signed with the governor. General in Council (lessor) in 1945, which required senior officers to vacate the premises.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned the case before the bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana, saying the respondents were threatening to vacate the premises with the help of bouncers.
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