To keep away from contempt of court docket proceedings, a authorities official working within the Highways division on Tuesday volunteered to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to a girl for demolishing a portion of her home by “mistake” in Tamil Nadu.
Recording the provide of the official, a division bench of Justices M Duraiswamy and R Hemalatha posted the contempt petition to July 23 for submitting an affidavit and likewise for cost of the quantity by means of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of the house-owner by the official.
Kavitha of Singiripatti village in Salem district had moved the Excessive Courtroom, difficult the October 15, 2020 eviction discover.
In an order dated December 7 2020, the court docket had given her liberty to submit an in depth illustration to a junior engineer (Highways) in Mettur, by enclosing related and authenticated paperwork inside 15 days from the date of receipt of the court docket order.
Upon receipt of the identical, the engineer will contemplate it and go applicable orders on deserves and in accordance with regulation and likewise within the gentle of the provisions of the Highways Act, inside an additional interval of three weeks thereafter, the order stated.
Until such time, the official is not going to take any motion, the court docket order, issued on January 6 and obtained by the the petitioner on January 25, stated.
The petitioner had time until February 20 to adjust to the court docket orders.
Nevertheless, Kothai, the Assistant Divisional Engineer (Highways), demolished the superstructure on December 30.
When the matter got here up immediately, Ms Kothai submitted she had demolished the superstructure on December 30 by “mistake.”
She additionally expressed her willingness to compensate the petitioner by paying Rs 50,000 inside three days which the lady accepted.
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