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Sealing drive: SC reserves order on contempt plea against Manoj Tiwari

ANI | Updated: Oct 30, 2018 17:14 IST

New Delhi [India]. Oct 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a contempt plea filed against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manoj Tiwari for allegedly breaking the seal of a locked house in an unauthorised colony in North East Delhi's Gokulpur area.
The apex court has asked Tiwari to appear before the court again when it will pass the order.
During the hearing, Tiwari's counsel argued that the BJP Delhi unit president did nothing wrong by breaking the lock of the sealed premise that would amount to contempt of court.
"Judges sit in this cozy area where nobody comes to question them. People question me (Tiwari), I am responsible," the counsel said on behalf of Tiwari.
Earlier, the BJP leader had urged the top court to stop the sealing drive till the final verdict is pronounced in the case.
He further alleged that the monitoring committee appointed by the top court, along with corrupt officials, is running a "corruption racket in the capital".
The BJP leader had also said that he submitted an affidavit in the court stating that the monitoring committee is not doing their work in a responsible manner.
Tiwari is facing contempt proceedings for allegedly breaking the lock of a house situated in his constituency that was sealed by the Supreme Court-mandated monitoring committee.
However, the BJP lawmaker said that he broke the lock of the premise as it was wrongly sealed by the committee. (ANI)