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The Delhi High Court has sought the response of the Lieutenant Governor and the Delhi government on a plea by state think tank DDCD’s vice-chairperson Jasmine Shah challenging discharge of her duties and sealing of her office.
Justice Pratibha M Singh asked the LG, Director (Planning), Government of Delhi, SDM Civil Lines and Chairman DDCD to file counter affidavits on the petition. The court has fixed the matter for hearing on December 13. Shah has challenged the November 17 order issued by the Delhi government’s director (planning) to implement the LG’s request to remove Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the post of vice-chairman of Delhi’s Dialogue and Development Commission (DDCD). Is.
Under this order, he has been prevented from using his office space and the staff and facilities provided to him have been withdrawn. In his petition, Shah said that the order passed against him is a gross abuse of power and process, it is illegal, malafide and clearly lacking in jurisdiction. The DDCD offices were sealed on the night of 17 November to prevent misuse by Shah for political gains. The sealing exercise has been carried out by the Planning Department of the Delhi government.