It has become “fashionable” for authorities to tear down any house without adhering to “principles of natural justice”, Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh HC has observed, ordering a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each to two petitioners whose homes were bulldozed by Ujjain Municipal Corporation. Justice Vivek Rusia noted the illegality of the act, carried out in Sandipini Nagar on Dec 13, 2023, without serving prior notice to petitioners Radha Langri and Vimal Gurjar or giving them opportunity for a hearing. They approached HC following the demolition. Rusia also ordered disciplinary action against erring officers.

Source: Madhya Pradesh HC slams 'fashion' of demolishing houses