Delhi

HC issues notice to BJP MP Udit Raj

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the city government on a plea alleging that BJP MP Udit Raj has been distributing metal tokens to unauthorised street vendors as a licence to operate in his constituency.

Plea by local

A Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar also issued notices to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, the Delhi Police and the legislator from northwest Delhi Lok Sabha constituency on the petition by a local resident.

The court sought to know from the authorities the steps they have taken, if the assertions are true.

“North MCD shall inform and place on record the manner in which it issues licences to street vendors,” the Bench said.

It asked the civic body to disclose on its website the list of street vendors who have been given licences to sell goods.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Parveen Kumar, a resident of Rohini, alleging that the parliamentarian was distributing metal tokens to unauthorised street vendors as a licence to operate in the area.

The petition sought that the MP be prohibited from doing such activities and legal action be taken against him. The petition said the authorities should be directed to make public spaces, including markets, free from encroachments.

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