Distraint proceedings to attach movable property in Collector’s office suspended
Following the failure to launch the court-ordered compensation for land acquisition to the household of a former MLA even after a delay of three years, court docket officers on Wednesday initiated distraint proceedings to attach movable property in the office of the District Collector right here.
However, following assurances by officers to court docket authorities that the quantity can be settled by June 2, the distraint proceedings had been quickly stopped.
M. Sivanandam, son of former DMK MLA from Villupuram M. Shanmugam, and one of many landowners, mentioned that 6.75 acres of land was acquired from his household by the Revenue Department and handed over to the Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) in 1991.
According to Mr. Sivanandam, the household was paid a paltry compensation contesting which the household approached the court docket in 2007.
Following years of litigation, an area court docket in Villupuram awarded a compensation of ₹39.36 crore to the household in 2018.
Subsequently, Sivanandam filed an Execution Petition in the court docket, after officers failed to pay the quantity even after three years.
Armed with an order to provoke distraint proceedings obtained from the court docket in 2020, Sivanandam together with court docket officers on Wednesday got here to the Collector’s office to seize the movable property.
Senior income officers satisfied the court docket authorities not to go forward with the proceedings and warranted to settle the quantity by June 2 following which the distraint proceedings had been quickly suspended.