Look into non-eviction of ‘unlawful’ occupants, Excessive Courtroom tells Principal Secretary

Look into non-eviction of ‘unlawful’ occupants, Excessive Courtroom tells Principal Secretary

Tribune Information Service

Saurabh Malik

Chandigarh, April 21

The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom has requested Principal Secretary (Punjab), Division of Rural Improvement and Panchayat, to personally look right into a case the place eviction orders from a gram panchayat land had been handed greater than decade in the past, however unlawful occupation was persevering with allegedly with officers making certain the identical. The Bench additionally directed initiation of departmental proceedings towards the erring officers/officers in case the allegations had been discovered to be right.

The instructions by the Bench of Justice Augustine George Masih and Justice Sandeep Moudgil got here on a petition filed towards the State of Punjab and different respondents by gram panchayat Panjoli Khurd via counsel Manish Kumar Singla. Describing the case as “peculiar”, the Bench noticed the gram panchayat had approached the Courtroom with a grievance that the possession of land was not being delivered after taking it over from sure respondents-alleged unlawful occupants, regardless of clear orders of eviction handed towards them.

The Bench additionally took observe of Singla’s submission that this was as a result of connivance of the Block Improvement and Panchayat Officer, Sirhind, and the Panchayat Secretary, Panjoli Khurd village in Fatehgarh Sahib.

Even warrants of possession had been issued on varied events, however with out “fruitful end result”. The Deputy Commissioner was additionally approached. He, too, handed orders for taking motion by forwarding it to the decrease related authorities, however with none end result.

The Bench added it will, on the present stage, not prefer to remark any additional aside from calling upon the Principal Secretary to personally look into the matter. Holding in view the intense allegations towards “the officers concerned within the unlawful act in making certain continuance of unlawful possession of the non-public respondents”, the Principal Secretary was requested to take quick acceptable steps if the allegations within the petition had been discovered to be right. “Standing report in pursuance thereto be filed to this Courtroom inside a interval of 4 weeks from in the present day,” the Bench added.

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