A bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog made the observation while hearing a plea by an NGO alleging that large scale unauthorised construction is going on in Sainik Farms in South Delhi despite several orders of the court against such activity.
"We need to put in place a mechanism. At some stage this nonsense has to stop. One way is to start demolishing. We need to send a chill down their spines," the bench observed.

"When 50-60 illegal buildings will be demolished overnight, people will understand," it added.

The NGO, Paardarshita Public Welfare Foundation, has contended that hundreds of fresh constructions having huge structures are coming up in the area and thousands of tons of building material is being brought there despite the court's orders prohibiting the same.
The NGO also placed on record the satellite picture of one such alleged illegal construction, obtained through Google images, and said that it has identified 50-60 more unauthorized structures.
The bench, thereafter, directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation to inspect the site in question, ascertain the nature of the construction and to inform the court on May 26, the next date of hearing.
The NGO in its plea has sought that all the illegal structures in Sainik Farms be demolished, so that there is no possibility of their re-construction.
It has contended that the normal method the MCD officials employ, of using hammers and drilling or puncturing the roofs, is not only time consuming but by welding of iron rods and pouring of concrete the damage can be easily reconstructed.


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