Stay order on demolition of palatial house belonging to ex-Dy CM extended



JAMMU: Presiding Officer J&K Special Tribunal Jammu, Rajesh Sekri extended the stay order upto December 14, 2021, thus postponing the demolition of the palatial house belonging to ex-deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh situated at village Ban/Panjgrain, tehsil Nagrota, District Jammu. The stay was extended as JDA failed to file reply in matter and Law Officer of JDA sought further time to file reply and to produce their standing counsel. The whistleblower Adv Muzaffar Ali Shah also filed application seeking his impleadment as party respondent in the appeal preferred by Mamta Singh, wife of Dr Nirmal Singh against demolition order issued by JDA. Adv Shah, in the open court, stated that JDA is hand in glove with former Deputy Chief Minister and for this reason, he is required to be arrayed as party respondent. The tribunal has now fixed the hearing for December 14, 2021.