SRINAGAR: After the High Court rebuked the government for making distinctions between poor and rich in registering cases, police have lodged an FIR against Ajat Shatru Singh, BJP’s sitting member of the legislative council, for making “illegal” construction at Sonawar here.
Official sources said that the FIR No. 95/2016 under 188 RPC (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) has been registered against the MLC at Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh. Station House Officer of the police station , however, did not confirm to Kashmir Reader the registration of the case. Later he didn’t answer repeated calls to his phone.
On Thursday, Advocate BM Sadiq, appearing for Ajat Shatru Singh, submitted before a division bench of the high court that his client will tender unqualified apology for the construction. The divisional administration has already sealed the concreting laid for foundation for the “illegal” structure by Singh, the grandson of J&K’s last king, Hari Singh.
“My client will file undertaking that he will not raise any construction in violation of the court orders and statue occupying the field,” Sadiq submitted on Thursday. The court directed him to file the undertaking within two weeks.
In its observations, the court also pulled up the authorities for not taking action against the MLC if had violated the court orders.
“The reason being he is grandson of Maharaja? Are laws made for poor people only,” the court had asked.