To steer clear of contempt of court docket complaints, a central authority reputable operating within the Highways division on Tuesday volunteered to pay Rs 50,000 as reimbursement to a lady for demolishing a portion of her home through “mistake” in Tamil Nadu.
Recording the be offering of the reputable, a department bench of Justices M Duraiswamy and R Hemalatha posted the contempt petition to July 23 for submitting a testimony and likewise for fee of the quantity by the use of a Demand Draft drawn in choose of the house-owner through the reputable.
Kavitha of Singiripatti village in Salem district had moved the High Court, difficult the October 15, 2020 eviction understand.
In an order dated December 7 2020, the court docket had given her liberty to publish an in depth illustration to a junior engineer (Highways) in Mettur, through enclosing related and authenticated paperwork inside of 15 days from the date of receipt of the court docket order.
Upon receipt of the similar, the engineer will believe it and cross suitable orders on deserves and in response to regulation and likewise within the mild of the provisions of the Highways Act, inside of an extra length of 3 weeks thereafter, the order mentioned.
Till such time, the reputable won’t take any motion, the court docket order, issued on January 6 and won through the petitioner on January 25, mentioned.
The petitioner had time until February 20 to conform to the court docket orders.
However, Kothai, the Assistant Divisional Engineer (Highways), demolished the superstructure on December 30.
When the topic got here up lately, Ms Kothai submitted she had demolished the superstructure on December 30 through “mistake.”
She additionally expressed her willingness to compensate the petitioner through paying Rs 50,000 inside of 3 days which the girl accredited.
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