Monday, July 10, 2006

High Court ordered in the matter of illegal hoardings, banners, cutouts by Political Parties Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation to file Affida

VIDARBHA JAN ANDOLAN SAMITI,

11, Trisaran Society, In front of Somalwar School, Khamla, Nagpur ¨C 440 025

Tel No. (0712) 2282457 Mob No. 9371137653 / 9373121947

Ref No. PIL/BOMBAY H.C./22/2006, 10th July, 2006

PRESS RELEASE

High Court ordered Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation to file Affidavit on action taken and amount recovered from the offenders of misuse of properties for illegal hoardings, banners, cutouts by Political Parties and if failed cost to be recovered from the salaries of Commissioner & other Officials.

Nagpur, Dated 10th July, 2006

Taking the serious cognizance of Civil Application in Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Writ Petition filed by Shri Kishore Tiwari, President of Nagpur based Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti, today Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court, Division Bench headed by Justice Shri R. M. S. Khandeparkar and Justice Shri S. R. Dongaonkar ordered Commissioner, Nagpur Municipal Corporation to file Affidavit by 20th July, 2006, explaining in detail the action taken and amount recovered from political leaders post facto by N.M.C. on the various directions and orders given by the High Court on PIL Writ Petitions in the matter, failing which the HC may order recovery of such pending due from the salary of Commissioner and other officials.

The High Court was hearing a PIL against the rampant misuse of public properties and defacement thereof by the Political Parties & its Leaders by displaying advertisement hoardings, banners, cutouts, welcome gates, etc. to please their Political Godfathers displayed in the entire city.

The petitioner Shri Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti who had filed similar Writ Petition before the Principal Bench of Mumbai High Court in the similar matter of unauthorized & illegal advertisement hoardings, banners, cutouts, welcome gates, etc. erected in Mumbai and Nagpur City to please their Political Godfathers during Winter Session of Assembly, has now moved civil application in the same PIL to the Nagpur Bench of the High Court complaining the gross negligence of the officials in implementing the High Court orders issued earlier directing the authorities to take stern action against the politicians who misused public as well as private properties for their advertisements, banners, hoardings and cut outs.

The cause of action for moving civil application in said PIL by the petitioner Shri Kishore Tiwari aroused on 5th June 2006, when the Petitioner came to know about displaying of Welcome banners by the political workers in the city in the matter of attack on RSS Head Quarter and the deliberate and willful neglect on the part of Respondents ¨C Government Authorities and NMC to implement the Orders of this Hon'ble Court in the matter of implementation of the provisions of the Acts to prevent misuse of properties for the displaying advertisements, hoardings, banners, welcome gates, cut-outs etc. by the leaders of the political parties in various places of Nagpur.

Advocate Firdos Mirza, Advocate Vinod Tiwari appeared for PIL Petitioner.

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VINOD TIWARI

Advocate & Counsel for the Petitioner

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