What Is the Role of Delhi Police to Stop Illegal Construction?

Deadly dust and noise pollution is caused by illegal construction in a cooperative group housing society of Dwarka, New Delhi. Government has failed to control the corrupt managing committees (MCs) of housing societies. Click the photo to know the details.
Deadly dust and noise pollution is caused by illegal construction in a cooperative group housing society of Dwarka, New Delhi. Government has failed to control the corrupt managing committees (MCs) of housing societies. Click the photo to know the details.

Delhi Police has reported that their role with regard to illegal construction is limited to informing the civic agencies whenever such illegal construction comes to their notice.

According to a police statement issued today, 14982, 13219, 12210 and 2444 intimations during 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (upto 28.02.2018) respectively about the illegal construction in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi have been sent by Delhi Police to concerned civic agencies.

Of which, 104, 105, 106 and 19 intimations during 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (upto 15.03.2018) respectively are for the area of Sadar Bazaar Police Station.

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Also, on receipt of notice from Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) under Section 344(2) of Delhi Municipal Corporation (DMC) Act, local Police takes action to stop construction and size construction material.

The statement adds that no case of nexus of builder mafia with Police officers has reportedly come to the notice of Delhi Police during the last three years and the current year (upto 28.02.2018).

Details of action taken against Delhi Police personnel on allegations of inaction / allowing illegal construction during the last three years and the current year (upto 28.02.2018) are as under:

Year Departmental Enquiry Show cause Notice Censure Explanation Warning
2015 01 28 13 56
2016 05 13 02 07 06
2017 29 01 15
2018 (upto 28.02.2018

Delhi Police has reported that transfer / posting of Delhi Police officials including official in PS Sadar Bazar is being done as per provisions contained in Standing Order No. 289/10.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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