New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the civic bodies to immediately remove illegal hoardings and banners put up on residential buildings in the capital in violation of the outdoor advertising policy and the Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act.
A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva issued notice to the city government, police, East, South and North Delhi municipal corporations, the New Delhi Municipal Council and the Delhi Cantonment Board and asked them to file their responses on the issue.
The bench said there was "gross violation" of the policy and the Act.
The court's direction came on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Col. (retd) Shivraj Kumar, saying that the act of putting banners, hoardings on residential buildings was in violation of the 2007 Outdoor Advertising Policy and the 2009 Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act.