Delhi HC sets aside LG order cancelling bungalow allotted to AAP

23 August 2017, 01:30 PM
Delhi High Court - File Photo
Delhi High Court - File Photo

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday set aside an order of the Lieutenant Governor (LG) cancelling the allotment of a bungalow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the heart of the capital.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru remanded the matter back to LG Anil Baijal to pass a reasoned order within eight weeks after hearing the political party. In April this year, Baijal had ordered cancellation of the office allotment to the AAP in Rouse Avenue in the wake of a report by the Shunglu committee, which pointed out “irregularities” in allotting the office.

The court also kept in abeyance two consequential orders passed by the Public Works Department of the Delhi government on June 13 rejecting the partys request for alternative accommodation and directing it to pay dues of over Rs 27 lakh towards the market rent of the property up till May 31.

According to AAP, represented by senior advocate Arun Kathpalia, the party was allotted bungalow number 206 at the Rouse Avenue here on December 31, 2015. 

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 01:22 PM

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