The Bombay High Court on Friday issued show cause notices to Congress, Shiv Sena and the BSP asking why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them for putting up illegal hoardings and banners across the state.
The political parties had committed a breach of previous court orders that prohibited the display of hoarding or banner without requisite permission, a division bench headed by Justice A S Oka observed.
“There is material to show that these political parties have indulged in display of illegal hoardings, banners and so on.
“We issue notices to these parties asking them to show cause as to why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them,” the court said.
The parties have been directed to file their responses by March 27.
The bench also warned that if the parties fail to take action, it will issue notices to their leaders.
“Today, we are issuing notices to the political parties, but if we feel that proper action has not been taken on the issue then we will issue notices against the leaders,” Justice Oka said.
The court was hearing a bunch of petitions pertaining to numerous banners and hoardings put up illegally across the city and state.Back to latest news