New Delhi: Former BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy approached the Delhi High Court on Thursday against the failure of the Center to provide adequate security at his private accommodation.
On September 14, the Delhi High Court ordered Swamy to hand over possession of his government bungalow to the real estate officer within six weeks.
During the course of the hearing this morning, his lawyer argued that no security arrangements have been made at his private accommodation despite government guarantees after Swamy agreed to vacate the government bungalow by 26 October.
The court will hear more of his statement on Monday. Citing security reasons, Swamy, a former union minister, was assigned government accommodation in the Lutyens area by the cabinet committee on January 15, 2016 for a period of five years.
In early September, he was knocking on the doors of the high court requesting the reassignment of accommodation citing “ongoing security threats”. His term in the Rajya Sabha came to an end in April 2022. The Center opposed his claim arguing that the accommodation was required to be given to other ministers and MPs.
At the earlier hearing, Judge Yashwant Varma noted that the original assignment to the politician was for a period of five years and there was no material to show that the applicant required the assignment of the government bungalow based on his claims. “The court further orders the petitioner to ensure that the possession in question is delivered to the real estate officer in question within six weeks from today,” the court said, throwing out the guilty plea.