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Tamil Nadu Official Demolishes Part Of Woman’s House By Mistake, To Pay Rs 50,000


Tamil Nadu Official Demolishes Part Of Woman's House By 'Mistake', To Pay Rs 50,000

The Assistant Divisional Engineer (Highways) has to pay the amount within three days.

Chennai:

To avoid contempt of court proceedings, a government official working in the Highways department on Tuesday volunteered to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to a woman for demolishing a portion of her house by “mistake” in Tamil Nadu.

Recording the offer of the official, a division bench of Justices M Duraiswamy and R Hemalatha posted the contempt petition to July 23 for filing an affidavit and also for payment of the amount by way of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of the house-owner by the official.

Kavitha of Singiripatti village in Salem district had moved the High Court, challenging the October 15, 2020 eviction notice.

In an order dated December 7 2020, the court had given her liberty to submit a detailed representation to a junior engineer (Highways) in Mettur, by enclosing relevant and authenticated documents within 15 days from the date of receipt of the court order.

Upon receipt of the same, the engineer will consider it and pass appropriate orders on merits and in accordance with law and also in the light of the provisions of the Highways Act, within a further period of three weeks thereafter, the order said.

Till such time, the official will not take any action, the court order, issued on January 6 and received by the the petitioner on January 25, said.

The petitioner had time till February 20 to comply with the court orders.

However, Kothai, the Assistant Divisional Engineer (Highways), demolished the superstructure on December 30.

When the matter came up today, Ms Kothai submitted she had demolished the superstructure on December 30 by “mistake.”

She also expressed her willingness to compensate the petitioner by paying Rs 50,000 within three days which the woman accepted.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)



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