De-seal case order by MR.JUSTICE S.VAIDYANATHAN AND THE HONOURABLE MS. JUSTICE P.T.ASHA Writ Petition No.35873 of 2019 by Sekar Reporter · December 31, 2019 [12/31, 11:11] Sekarreporter 1: W.P.No.35873 of 2019 Page No.1 of 4 IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS DATED: 30.12.2019 CORAM: THE HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE S.VAIDYANATHAN AND THE HONOURABLE MS. JUSTICE P.T.ASHA Writ Petition No.35873 of 2019 J.Zahir Hussain …Petitioner vs. The Additional Secretary (Technical), Government of Tamil Nadu, Housing and Urban Development, Fort St. George, Chennai 600 009. The Member Secretary, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, No.1, Gandhi Irwin Road, Egmore, Chennai 600 008. The Commissioner, Greater Corporation of Chennai, Ripon Building, Chennai 600 003. The Executive Engineer (TP Enforcement), Corporation of Chennai, Central Zone (VIII), 2 nd Cross Street (East), Pulla Avenue, Thiru Vee Ka Park, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai 600 030. The Assistant Executive Engineer, Unit – II, Town Planning Approval Section, Regional Office Center, Corporation of Chennai, No.36-G, Pulla Avenue, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai 600 030. … Respondents [12/31, 11:12] Sekarreporter 1: W.P.No.35873 of 2019 Page No.3 of 4 in occupation of the building in question, the Petitioner, in his Affidavit, has stated that, the building is under ‘Lock and Seal’. He went on to state that, time granted by the authority concerned to rectify the defects in the building, is not sufficient and that, the Petitioner may be granted further three months’ time to comply with the conditions stipulated in the impugned order. Learned counsel further submitted that, the Petitioner has agreed to comply with the Plan as per the conditions stipulated in paragraph 7 of the impugned order, if not already complied with. Also, the Petitioner has agreed to pay five times electricity charges with effect from 01.01.2020 till the completion of work. Taking note of the above submissions, since the impugned order dated 24.10.2019 passed by the 1st Respondent herein is a well considered one, we are not inclined to interfere with the same. However, as sought for by the Petitioner, this Court grants further time of three months’ from today to rectify the defects, as stated in paragraph 7 of the impugned order. Failure to comply with the same by the Petitioner would enable the authorities concerned to proceed further, based on the impugned order dated 24.10.2019, which has been confirmed by this Court. It is made clear that electricity charges payable by the Petitioner shall not be recovered from the tenants, if any, in occupation of the premises. It is further made clear that if anyone is in occupation of the building in question, the Petitioner will be liable to be taken to task by the Government.