Use force for evicting illegal occupants: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday voiced concern over some ministers, MPs, bureaucrats and judges continuing to stay in government accommodation even after demitting office or retirement and told authorities to use “reasonable force” for their eviction.

The SC also set a time-frame–up to two months–for the people concerned to vacate the official accommodation after the end of their entitlement period.

Coming out with a slew of suggestions for authorities to take action against illegal occupants, it said no memorials should be allowed in future in any government houses earmarked for residential accommodation.

“If, as per the Estate officer, the occupant’s case is not genuine, not more than 15 days time should be granted and thereafter reasonable force, as per Section (5)(a) of the Act, may be used,” the court said.

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