Apex court asks Centre for list of allottees of govt bungalows

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to furnish the list of allottees of government bungalows in the national capital, including those who occupied the accommodation under the five per cent discretionary quota.

A bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice A K Sikri also told solicitor general Ranjit Kumar, representing the Centre, to submit a list of people who over-stayed in the government bungalows, particularly in type VI, VII and VIII categories.

The court’s order to the Government came after amicus curiae and senior advocate Meenakshi Arora submitted that a large number of bungalows were  occupied by former ministers.

The squatters continued occupation on the ground that they were re-elected to Parliament, she claimed. She gave the example of former Union minister Arjun Singh, whose wife continued to squat in the allotted bungalow due to health reasons.

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