The estate department under the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has sent a show-cause notice to the Congress party, asking Lutyens to vacate a flat in Chanakyapuri in Delhi, which was previously occupied by Vincent Gorge, an aide to party chief Sonia Gandhi, officials said on Friday.
According to the source, in the eviction notice issued on March 25, the department has identified the flat number C-LL / 109 as “unauthorized possession” and said that it should be vacated.
According to the notification, the allocation of accommodation was canceled by the department in 2013. According to officials, the Congress may be charged with damages of around Rs 3 crore for having excess in Chanakyapuri property.
Officials said the party has been asked to respond to the notice within three working days. The notice asked him to appear in person to know why the eviction order would not be issued. The rules state that the appointee may appear in person or through an appropriately authorized representative to answer all questions relating to the matter, including evidence in support of his case.
Officials said the case would be decided unilaterally if the appointee did not respond to the show-cause notice or did not appear within the stipulated time.
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