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HC question how illegal occupant in Presidential Estate got passport?

New Delhi: Delhi High Court has raised a serious question on the security of Presidential Estate as the machinery of center and state government has issued Rashan card, voter ID card, and even a Passport, which require a strict verification process before issuing.

One of the slum dwellers, Ram Sewak  has challenged the removal from home in HC against the order of local authorities. He said he was living with his family in the area from last 40 years. He along with his family enjoys all the legal accreditation which is given to any citizen of India. In this  circumstance How can they be removed from the home.

Delhi High court restrain authority from removing family living slum area of Presidential Estate
Delhi High court restrain authority from removing family living slum area of Presidential Estate

Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva initiated interim restraint order till December 16 against the order of demolition and  issued a notice to Centre and state government, New Delhi Municipal council, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board(DUSIB) and asked for their reply on the application.

“We are told that alleged slum area was removed earlier. but How can concern departments issue accreditation like  Passport, voter ID card,  Rashan card, Adhar card and other on the address you have already demolished”, the court said.

Judge further said you can’t remove a person from the premises where you have already issued the passport. The slum unit you have removed many years ago is very much there from last many years. It simply means that you (authority) have allowed them to stay which is a serious matter. It also raises serious concern to the security of Presidential Estate.

The court also asked reply from the authority for why strict action should not be  initiated against the officer concern who allow them to live for more than four-decade. An immediate decision was taken only when the President has to visit the place on 11 December. Authorities are also directed to returned the books of children that were misplaced during the removal process.

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