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Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea Challenging Eviction of Chirag Paswan from Govt. Bungalow, Adv Rajat Wadhwa Asks For Four Months To Vacate

By Lawstreet News Network      Apr 01, 2022      0 Comments      1,818 Views

Delhi High Court on 31st March’2022, dismissed the plea challenging the eviction of Lok Sabha MP from Jamui in Bihar and Lok Janshakti (LJP) President Chirag Paswan from a government bungalow, at 12 Janpath, Delhi. 

Advocate Rajat Wadhwa represented the petitioner and Additional Solicitor General appeared for the Centre. 

ASG Chetan Sharma, on behalf of the Centre, said, that the eviction process has already begun and a notice for the same had been furnished to the Occupants in 2020 itself. 

"It is done. Very few household items are left. We have commenced. It is almost done, finalised. Five trucks have left," said Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma.

The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to interfere in the eviction process that had already duly begun. The said bungalow had been allotted to Ram Vilas Paswan, late father of Chirag Paswan. Dismissing the petition by Chirag Paswan’s mother, Reena Paswan, through Advocate Rajat Wadhwa, Justice Yashwant Varma observed that passing of any contrary orders at this stage shall stall the entire process.

The petitioner's counsel, Advocate Rajat Wadhwa, in the recent hearing, had asked for four months duration from the court, for the petitioner to vacate the premises in Janpath, attributing practical difficulties in the process involved. Advocate Rajat Wadhwa had highlighted that several persons who had been residing there needed to be relocated.

The judge noted that the process was initiated in 2020 and the parties were given notice of the same. "Move out sir. The process has commenced." the court said.

On Wednesday, a team was sent by the Central Government to carry out the eviction of Chirag Paswan from the bungalow which was stated to be earmarked for Union Ministers.

The said house has been the official address of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), but got split into two following differences between Chirag Paswan and his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras after the death of Chirag Paswan’s father former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan. It was used regularly for holding the party's organisational meetings and other related events.

An eviction order had been issued by The Directorate of Estates (DoE) already last year. Moreover, In August last year, the Central Government had issued an eviction notice to Chirag Paswan and other occupants of the government bungalow. In the hearing, Advocate Rajat Wadhwa had repeatedly submitted that since there were a hundreds of people staying in the said bungalow, there were practical difficulties to vacate the same thereby seeking some time from the Court. 

The Court was of the view that at the present stage, it will have to stall the process which had already started. The petition was thereby dismissed. 

Case Title: REENA PASWAN & ANR v. UOI



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Delhi High Court Lok SabhaChirag PaswanAdvocate Rajat Wadhwa Chetan SharmaJustice Yashwant Varma Lok Janshakti Party Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan
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