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High Court seeks reply from ex-CMs in four weeks

PIL seeks recovery of Rs 13.33 crore from ex-CMs, withdrawal of vehicle facility in Delhi

In the public interest litigation filed in the High Court seeking recovery of Rs 13.33 crore from ex-Chief Ministers for the money spent on them, the petitioner has filed a second application seeking withdrawal of vehicle facilities provided to ex-Chief Ministers in Delhi. The High Court has given counsels of the ex-CMs four weeks to respond. The Rural Litigation and Entitlment Kendra (RLEK) had filed a PIL which was heard by the division bench of chief justice Ramesh Ranganathan and justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe on Wednesday. RLEK had filed an application in court for recovery of about Rs 13.33 crore from the ex-Chief Ministers. This amount has been given to the court on the basis of replies received from various Government departments in response to applications under the Right To Information Act. The petitioner also filed a second application seeking a stop to vehicle facilities to ex-Chief Ministers in Delhi. Court has given four weeks’ time to the counsels of the ex-Chief Ministers to reply on the applications filed by the petitioner. Kartikey Hari Gupta, advocate for the petitioner pointed out that the State Government had not done market rent calculation in accordance with the previous order of the court which ordained that market rent of official bungalows be calculated and presented before the Court. On this, the court has directed the advocate general appearing for the State that order dated February 16, 2017, must to be complied with and further directed to calculate the market rent of the bungalows in which the Ex-Chief Ministers have stayed and present it before the court before the next date of hearing. The HC has directed the matter to be listed immediately after winter vacation for hearing. After the hearing, RLEK chairman Avdhash Kaushal said, “The amount of more than Rs 13 crore is based on the RTIs. This shows a high-level corruption prevalent in our system.” Thursday, 13 December 2018 | PNS | Dehradun–

HC directs SIIDCUL to file an affidavit in the undervalued sale of Government land

The High Court of Uttarakhand has directed the State Infrastructure and Industrial Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited (SIIDCUL) to file an affidavit within 10 days in a case regarding alleged sale of Government land at SIIDCUL Haridwar to companies and real estate enterprises at cheap rates. The case was taken up for hearing by the division bench of chief justice Ramesh Ranganathan and justice Ramesh Chandra Khulbe on Wednesday. Dehradun resident Deepak Azad had filed a public interest litigation in the High Court stating that Government land at SIIDCUL Haridwar had been sold at cheap rates with the connivance of officials concerned to companies and real estate enterprises. The land which had a circle rate of Rs 20,507 per square metre in 2007 was sold at Rs 6,500 per square metre in 2012. This clearly shows that the officials concerned had facilitated the sale of Government land at undervalue, the petitioner contended. Hearing the averments of the petitioner, the high court division bench directed SIIDCUL to file a detailed affidavit in the court within ten days. The case is slated to be taken up for hearing next after 10 days. Thursday, 13 December 2018 | PNS | Nainital–

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