Staff Reporter

Action against 261 properties

Stray protests witnessed at

some places

No sealing in the City and Sadar Paharganj zones

NEW DELHI: In compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi sealed 261 premises on Monday as part of its sealing drive.

Sixty-one properties were sealed in Rohini and Keshavpuram, 32 properties in Vasant Vihar, Lado Sarai and Saket, 75 at Jhilmil and Dilshad Colony, one property in Karol Bagh and New Rajinder Nagar and two in Narela and Bawana. The other areas where the properties were sealed are as follows: Trilokpuri (7), Lajpat Nagar, Chirag Enclave and Jangpura (49), Rajouri Garden, Kirti Nagar and Vishnu Garden(26), G.T. Karnal Road and B.B.M. Road (five)and Najafgarh and Sagarpur(3).

However, no sealing was carried out in the City and Sadar Paharganj zones. There were stray protests at some places, but on the whole the drive went off without any hitch.

Reacting to the resumption of the sealing drive, Leader of the Opposition in the MCD, J. K. Sharma, said: “Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in the civic body, it has been constantly announcing that it will take steps to save citizens from the sealing and demolition drive. It is unfortunate that no substantial steps in that direction have been taken despite several announcements to that end.”