DDA to give plot and damages for taking away builder property
Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has been directed by a court here to allot an alternative plot and pay compensation to a builder for illegally ousting him from his building which was demolished to construct a public road.
Besides this, the court asked DDA to pay Rs 2 lakhs as damages to the builder who was successful in proving that it was his land at Gurmandi area of central Delhi where demolition was carried out, reported by PTI.
Additional District Judge Kamini Lau said since the demolition was conducted on Delhi High Court’s directions as a road was required to be constructed over the land in public interest, therefore plaintiff M/s Seema Builders is entitled to compensation for the land.
“(As) the land cannot be restored to the plaintiff and under the given circumstances, I hold the plaintiff entitled to the alternative prayer made by it i.e. directions to DDA and other concerned authorities to acquire plaintiff’s land in accordance with law and to pay the compensation at prevalent market rate at the time of demolition with alternative plot as per the scheme, if any,” the court said.