Demolishing homes has become fashionable for civic bodies, says MP HC, pulls up Ujjain authorities

Updated: Feb 12 2024 6:16PM

Indore, Feb 12 (PTI) The Madhya Pradesh High Court directed the civic body in Ujjain to pay Rs 1 lakh each compensation to two women over illegal demolition and observed that it had become fashionable for local bodies to raze homes without following the principle of natural justice.

The Indore bench of the high court gave the directions while allowing the writ petition of Radha Langri and Vimla Gurjar of Sandipini Nagar, who challenged the demolition of their homes by the civic authorities on December 13, 2022, overlooking the provisions of the MP Municipal Corporation Act 1956.

The copy of the order passed on February 1 was made available on Monday.