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Mayapuri traders get relief from Delhi HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi top court Monday requested the town's air pollution keep watch over committee not to take any coercive step in opposition to over 800 traders, who've been requested to pay Rs 1 lakh each in damages for causing air pollution by means of attractive in scrapping process in west Delhi's Mayapuri. Violence broke out in the space on April 13 when officers reached there at the side of a big contingent of police and paramilitary forces to hold out a sealing pressure.

Justice Vibhu Bakhru, in an period in-between order, said no coercive steps must be taken in opposition to the traders till the next date of hearing, this is, April 26.

The court additionally sought response of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) represented by means of advocate Sanjeev Ralli, Delhi executive and DDA on a plea by means of several traders operating in Mayapuri commercial space.

The DPCC had requested the traders to pay environmental injury charges of Rs 1 lakh each.

Senior advocate Kirti Uppal and legal professionals Sahil Bhalaik and Tushar Giri, showing for the traders, challenged the DPCC's order issued earlier this month.

The legal professionals claimed these traders run motor portions stores in the space and were not indulging in any polluting activities.

They additionally said no display cause notice was once issued to the traders ahead of enforcing the penalty.

Earlier this month, the DPCC had said in a statement that the industries carrying out scrapping process inside or outdoor the Mayapuri commercial space have been levied the penalty.

The action follows the information of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), it had said.

The committee had additionally levied an environmental reimbursement fine of Rs five lakh each at the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, the general public works department (PWD) and the district-level monitoring committee after a information document highlighting dumping of biomedical waste in Barapullah drain was once published, it had said in the statement.

The sealing pressure on April 13 was once carried out by means of the DPCC, which was once performing on instructions of the NGT. The tribunal had requested regulatory authorities to make sure closure of "illegal and unauthorised scrap industries in Mayapuri... generating chemicals, oils and poisonous fumes resulting in air pollution, deaths and diseases in Delhi."

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