Post DUSU polls, SDMC to crack down on defacement
NEW DELHI: Expressing deep concern over the defacement of roads and flyovers, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) Mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat on Wednesday warned that legal action would be taken against offenders if such acts are repeated.
The results for the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls were announced on Wednesday, capping weeks of campaigning. Typical students' union election posters, bearing names of candidates in colourful and large fonts against a white background, become a common sight every year during the poll season, with walls of many public buildings and flyovers splattered with them.
"Numerous such posters were found pasted in different parts of the national Capital, deteriorating the beauty of the city, apart from violating of the 'Delhi Defacement Act'," an SDMC official said.
On Wednesday, Sehrawat, along with the chairman of education committee Sunil Sehdev, Central Zone chairman Rajpal Singh and a number of councillors inspected several walls and flyovers after receiving complaints and found a large number of such posters pasted. They were joined by local people for removal of posters.
The Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, 2007, seeks to curb defacement of property and can invite imprisonment for a term extending to one year, or fine extending to Rs 50,000, or both.
Issuing a stern warning, Sehrawat said, "There should be no repetition of such acts. Legal action will be taken against persons found involved in such acts."