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Senior Advocate Vikas Singh appearing on behalf of Bharitiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari made some scathing submissions today in Supreme Court.
Appearing before a Bench of Justices Madan Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta in the contempt petition filed against Tiwari in the sealing case, Singh submitted that the building in question which was sealed was a patently illegal act and was beyond the jurisdiction of the monitoring committee appointed by the Supreme Court.
“The particular colony was never entrusted with the monitoring committee. It was beyond the jurisdiction of the committee. The monitoring committee is terrorising people of Delhi“, submitted Singh.
The Bench queried as to why Tiwari resorted to breaking open the seal instead of dealing with it in a lawful manner.
“Why did you break open the seal“, asked Justice Deepak Gupta.
“There was a mob behind me“, replied Singh.
“Are we ruled by mob or by law“, the Bench pressed.
“If I had not done it, the mob would have turned violent. People might have died. Your Lordships sit in this cosy place where nobody questions Your Lordships.
However, I am answerable to the people“, Singh retorted.
The court subsequently heard advocate ADN Rao before reserving its order in the case.