Court notice to Sheila Dikshit, centre on Lokayukta report

Published: 13th August 2012 10:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2012 10:16 PM   |  A+A-


The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and the central government on a plea alleging that a Lokayukta report suggesting "cautioning" of Dikshit was "diluted".

The report recommended issuance of "caution" to Dikshit for allegedly misrepresenting facts about the completion of 60,000 low-cost flats ahead of the 2008 assembly polls.

Petitioner Sunita Bhardwaj, an advocate, alleged that the competent authority (union home ministry) instead of "cautioning" Dikshit "diluted" the report of the Lokayukta and asked the city government officials to be more careful in future.

A division bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notice to Dikshit, the Delhi government, the Lokayukta and the home ministry and sought their response within four weeks.

Bhardwaj sought the setting aside of an order of the competent authority that did not caution Dikshit and only asked the city government officials to be more careful.

Delhi Lokayukta July 18, 2011 sent a report to Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna, recommending the issuance of caution against Dikshit and advising her to be more careful while issuing statements for publication.

Despite knowing that the 60,000 flats were incomplete, Dikshit made the announcement that they were ready, the petition said.


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