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Supreme Court stays survey of Houses sold outside Family

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Greeva Garg –

Published on August 11, 2021 at 14:41 IST

The Supreme Court of India has stayed the survey order passed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, that directed the Union Territory Administration to carry out a sample survey of estate office residential properties sold in the city between 2016 to 2019, on 50%, 30% and 20% basis to a person outside the family of the original owner or shareholder. 

The Division Bench comprising Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice Aniruddha Bose, passed the orders in the plea filed by Mamta Gupta against the Resident Welfare Association, UT Chief Architect and other individual respondents of Chandigarh.

The Apex Court specified that the further proceedings in the matter will continue to be held in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, and its intervention was just to stay the survey order.

“We are informed by the Senior Counsel appearing for the petitioner that the writ petition is listed for hearing before the High Court. The pendency of Special Leave Petition (SLP) shall not deter the High Court from continuing with the hearing of the writ petition.” the Court directed.

Earlier proceedings in the matter were held in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, where it directed the Chandigarh administration to carry out a survey within two weeks, which has now been stayed by the Supreme Court.

The matter is still pending before the High Court in the wake of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by the Sector 10 Resident Welfare Association on the raising of apartments from the debris of bungalows.

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