New Delhi (ILNS): The Uttarakhand High Court has issued a Contempt of court notice to former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and present Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari in the matter of not depositing his arrears of rent and other bills.
This notice has been issued by a bench of Sharad Kumar Sharma while hearing the petition of a non-governmental organization (NGO). The Court has issued this notice asking Koshyari to file a reply within 4 weeks.
The Rural Litigation and Entitlement Center (Rulak) filed a PIL in the Uttarakhand High Court. Hearing the petition, the court had last year ordered former Chief Ministers to deposit the outstanding rent in lieu of government accommodation and other facilities within 6 months.
According to the court order, Koshyari did not deposit his outstanding rent, due to which the court has issued a notice against him.
The court has also asked the state government, why the order was not complied with and why not file a case against the former Chief Minister Koshyari.
It was told that Koshayari owes more than 47 lakhs of housing and other facilities. Apart from this, electricity and water bill has also not been given by the former chief minister.