I can become sealing officer, not disobeyed court: Manoj Tiwari to SC after contempt notice

NEW DELHI: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari told the Supreme Court that he had broken the seal to pacify an agitated mob but stood his ground against the illegal action of officials of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC).

He said he was willing to assist in executing the directions with regard to sealing and if the court-mandated monitoring committee was dissolved, he would make the city a “better liveable and lawful place” within four years. The lawmaker faces a contempt petition after the SC-mandated monitoring committee told the court that Tiwari broken lock at Gukulpur village of north-east Delhi comes under the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC).

Tiwari, a Member of Parliament from the north-east Delhi constituency, said he had not “disobeyed” any orders of the apex court. He alleged “corrupt officials” of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) were arbitrarily carrying out the court’s orders to seal properties violating building laws.

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