Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the owner of National Herald on Monday moved to the Top Court against Delhi High Court Divisional Bench Order that directed them to evict the Herald House. AJL through its Counsels filed an application in the apex Court
Challenging the order of Delhi High Court which had directed the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) to vacate Herald House, AJL has moved the Supreme Court today and filed an appeal against HC order pic.twitter.com/x1uPzK4l0V
— ANI (@ANI) March 11, 2019
AJL Moves to the Highest Court days after Delhi High Court Divisional Bench on February 28 upheld the eviction of Associated Journals Limited from National Herald House in the national Capital. While pronouncing the verdict, The Delhi High Court Bench comprising Justices Rajendra Menon and V Kameshwar Rao pronounced, however, have not clarified the on the time in which Associated Journals Limited has to evict the Herald building.
READ: National Herald Case: Delhi HC Divisional Bench Upholds Associated Journal (AJL) Eviction from Herald House
- On February 28, The Delhi High Court Divisional Bench upheld Single Judge Bench Order
- Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), the publisher of National Herald newspaper, on Jan 5 approached the Divisional Bench of the Delhi High Court challenging a single judge Verdict directing it to vacate the Building.
- Earlier on December 21, Delhi High Court dismissed the petition filed by Associated Journals Limited challenging the eviction order of Oct 30 by land and development authority.
- The publisher had approached the high court on November 12 against the October 30 order of the Urban Development Ministry, asking it to vacate the building by November 15
The Central Government in its eviction order had stated a violation of lease conditions by the publisher of the newspaper. The eviction Order Further claimed that Herald Campus situated in National Capital was used by AJL only for collecting rent from the sub-lessees, instead of running the newspaper.
The publisher had approached the Delhi high court on November 12 against the October 30 Centre Eviction Order. The Further asked the AJL to vacate the building by November 15 56-year-old lease to Associated Journals Limited had ended.
The Publishers however in the plea filed in the Delhi High Court termed the Centre Government decision as ‘Politically Motivated’. It further stated that Order is intent to deceive, bais and is Politically Influenced.