IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
SHEIKH ABDUL AZIZ
Through: Ms. Manvi Priya, Advocate for
Mr. Dayan Krishnan, Sr. Adv. (Amicus Curiae)
STATE NCT OF DELHI
Through: Mr. Saleem Ahmed, Standing Counsel a/w ASI Suraj Bhan, FRRO
Mr. Ajay Digpaul, Adv for UOI
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE S. RAVINDRA BHAT
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE VIPIN SANGHI
O R D E R
It is stated by learned counsel for the respondents that the
petitioner has since been appointed as a security guard by Aggarwal
Packers and Movers with effect from 24.11.2014. A copy of the
appointment letter has been placed on record along with the proportionate
salary slip, which is taken on record.
Counsel appearing on behalf of the amicus submits that the
directions with respect to the deposit of compensation, i.e. Rs.2 lacs
and its monthly follow up have not been done. It is secondly urged that
the respondents have also not indicated compliance with the previous
order vis-a-vis, the appointment of a Welfare Officer and monthly
reporting based upon his periodic assessment of the petitioner?s well
This Court is of the opinion that the respondents should within two weeks ? nominate a Welfare Officer in coordination with the concerned
agency, i.e. Department of Social Welfare, who shall thereafter visit and
assess the petitioner?s well being, and furnish the necessary reports to
the FRRO ? copies thereof shall be furnished to the learned amicus too,
in addition to the petitioner. The supervision shall be made for a
period of one year.
In case of any difficulty, it is open to the petitioner to approach
the Court in appropriate proceedings. Likewise, the compensation paid
till date shall also be indicated in the form of a chart/statement to the
FRRO along with a copy to the amicus. The balance, if any, out of the
amount of Rs.2 lacs, may be appropriately kept in a fixed deposit receipt
in the name of the petitioner, after duly ascertaining his views ? for
such period of time as is suitable.
Learned counsel for amicus has handed over draft suggestions in the
form of draft guidelines to be taken into account while dealing with
stateless individuals like the present petitioner. These shall be placed
on record in W.P.(C.) No. 4663/2008.
Likewise, the counsel appearing for the Union of India shall ensure
that the same is transmitted to the FRRO as well as to the Ministry of
External Affairs and the other concerned departments for due examination.
This Court hereby records appreciation of the efforts of Mr. Dayan
Krishnan, learned Senior Counsel who assisted the Court in these
proceedings as amicus, as well as M/s. Aggarwal Packers and Movers, who
came forward and offered employment to the petitioner.
The writ petition is disposed of in the above terms.
S. RAVINDRA BHAT, J
VIPIN SANGHI, J
DECEMBER 11, 2014