Respond to plea seeking contempt action against Haryana officials: High Court to Delhi, Haryana

  • | Thursday | 13th June, 2024

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the governments of Delhi and Haryana to respond to a plea seeking contempt action against Haryana officials for not supplying adequate water to the national capital parts of which are reeling under acute water shortage in peak summer. A vacation bench of Justice Neena Bansal Krishna issued notice and asked the governments of Delhi and Haryana and senior officers of the Department of Irrigation and Water Resources of Haryana to file their replies within three weeks. The high court listed the matter for further hearing on July 24. The high court was hearing a plea by advocate SB Tripathi alleging that the state of Haryana has reduced water supply to Delhi, that too during summer season, and that the short supply was "deliberate, intentional and with malafide intentions".

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