National Herald Case: Associated Journals (AJL) Moves Top Court Against Eviction Order

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

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

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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.

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