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The Delhi High Court took note of the large-scale illegal and unauthorized constructions near Qutub Minar and directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation's Zonal Deputy Commissioner to fix responsibility of officers involved in it. A single bench of Justice Najmi Waziri said, "The construction has been carried out in such a large area-surely, this could not have escaped the attention of either the police, the ASI or the corporation."
The petitioner has shown Google Earth screengrabs annexed with the petition which revealed the nature and timeline of going unauthorized construction. The SDMC counsel said that permission for a building has been taken from the ASI and the corporation on the basis of misrepresentation of facts and fabrication of documents.
The Court directed the Zonal Deputy Commissioner of the Corporation to look into the matter and fix the responsibility of the officers who may be found to be in dereliction of their duties.