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Delhi high court upholds eviction of Associated Journals Limited from Herald House

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 28, 2019, 11.12 AM (IST)

Delhi high court on Thursday dismissed a National Herald publisher AJL's plea challenging an order to evict its premises in Delhi.

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao rejected the appeal of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) in which it had challenged the Centre's decision asking it to vacate the ITO premises, reported news agency PTI. 

The AJL had appealed against the single judge's December 21, 2018 order that directed it to vacate the premises at ITO within two weeks, after which eviction proceedings under the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971, would be initiated.

However, the court has not clarified on the timing of eviction the Herald building.