Noida: The Supreme Court has decided to stay the non-bailable warrant against Ritu Maheswari, the CEO of Noida Authority after she failed to reach on time for the hearing.
This comes after the Allahabad High Court issued a non-bailable warrant against Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari, in a contempt case linked to land acquisition on May 6, 2022. In this case, the Allahabad High Court had quashed the Noida authority's land acquisition orders and ordered it to pay compensation to the petitioner. Despite following the court's order, the Authority did not pay any attention which led to contempt proceedings and Noida's CEO being summoned by the court.
The Allahabad High court on May 6, 2022, directed the police to arrest her and bring her to court for the next hearing on May 13, 2022, after she failed to reach the court on time.
The contempt plea was filed by Manorama Kuchhal and by the person whose land was acquired in 1990 by the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) without adequate compensation.
The Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana considered Maheshwari's plea but criticised her for "not respecting court orders". Today, on May 10, 2022, as the Noida CEO's lawyer Mukul Rohatgi sought a stay on High Court's order, the apex court granted it.