Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party chief Manoj Tiwari gets a contempt notice from the Supreme Court for allegedly breaking the lock of a sealed house in east Delhi. He was booked under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and 461 and 465 of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act for his daring act on Tuesday.
“Unfortunate that an elected representative allegedly tried to defy apex court’s orders,” Live Law quoted the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court has taken cognisance of a report by monitoring committee and directed Tiwari to appear before it on September 25.
A video footage of Tiwari breaking a sealed lock of a house in an unauthorised colony during his Sunday visit to Gokulpuri went viral on social media. In the video, the singer and the actor can be seen protesting against the municipal officials’ “pick and choose” system.
The irony is, he went back to Gokalpuri to break the seal of the same house even after an FIR was registered against him and the seal was replaced with a new one by the Delhi Municipal Corporation. BJP party workers and locals had also accompanied him in this.