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The Delhi High Court has intervened in Jamia Millia Islamia Varsity’s plea of alleging no police assistance in evicting certain encroachers from its land.

High Court has sought a response from the police in the matter. Jamia has blamed the Delhi Police for lack of assistance in removing certain encroachers from the varsity’s land despite frequently repeated requests from the agency.

A notice has been issued to the Delhi police and the encroachers by Justice Navin Chawla. The notice sought a response from both the mentioned parties on the Jamia’s petition seeking the assistance of the agency in vacating the land.

Additional standing counsel of the Delhi Government, Mr. Satyakam, has accepted the notice on behalf of the police.

Jamia Millia Islamia has contented in its plea that the estate officer had passed an order, in the year 2002,  for evicting the illegal occupants. These illegal occupants had encroached upon the land near the Varsity’s staff quarters.

This order issued by the estate officer was also upheld by the district court in 2007 and then in 2012 by a single judge of the Delhi high court. Later finally in 2012, a division bench of the high court in September 2012 also upheld the same, as mentioned in the plea.

The varsity even approached the police for help several times after repeated requests to the encroachers to vacate the land. The latest was in July, claimed the petition.

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The varsity has now approached the Delhi High Court when it did not receive any assistance, allegedly, from the police to evict the encroachers.

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