STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 12 December:
The South Corporation has ordered a vigilance inquiry into the illegal construction of buildings in Sanik Farm area and has asked to submit the report within two months.
It is alleged that 25 such buildings have been constructed but the civic body officials are not taking any action.
The leader of opposition in South Corporation, Mr Farhad Suri, raised the issue in the meeting of the standing committee today saying that the matter had been brought to the notice of Delhi Police and civic body officials through letters one month back.
"The Deputy Commissioner of Police, South District, has taken disciplinary action against the defaulters but the Corporation is inactive," said Mr Suri.
In 2003, the court had given a direction that the Delhi Police and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi must deploy their men on site, so that the construction material could not be reached out for illegal construction.
The South Commissioner, Mr Manish Gupta, said that the Corporation also has taken demolition action. "Whenever our zonal building officers found any illegal construction they demolished the building," said Mr Manish Gupta.
"The issue is that how the construction material reached there. We have ordered a vigilance inquiry and after the submission of the report, whosoever found guilty will be punished," said the Commissioner while talking to the media.
Meanwhile, both the Leader of Opposition and Chairman, Standing Committee, asked the Commissioner to present the report before the standing committee, within two months.