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Compensation row: Govt releases due as Court seizes AC office property

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Mangaluru: In a brisk response, merely hours after the movable properties of the Assistant Commissioner’s office were seized based on a Court order, the State government has released Rs 34 crore to compensate the land owners who gave their land airport expansion here.

It may be recalled that in 1990, the government has acquired private land to expand the second runway at the airport. Unhappy with the compensation, the land owners had moved court demanding better rates. The court in return had ordered release of Rs 34 crore to be distributed among 77 petitioners.

A proposal in this regard was sent to the State government. As the deserving compensation was not released even years after the land acquisition, the petitioners had urged the court to confiscate the movable property at the Assistant Commissioner’s office, who was the land acquisition officer.

Giving a nod to the petitioner’s appeal, the court ordered seizure of the movable property at the Assistant Commissioner’s office. Accordingly, the property was seized today afternoon. However, it is said that the district Deputy Commissioner had written a letter to the Chief Minister requesting to release the funds.

A press release issued by the DC in the late evening, clarified that the funds have been released and that the seized property will be retrieved.

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Family deprived of compensation, court seizes govt property

Mangaluru: In a rare incident, the movable property of the Assistant Commissioner’s office was seized based on the court orders.
The court order came after a family, whose land was acquired for the expansion of the Mangalore International Airport about 10 years ago, was not compensated fully.

Joseph D’Souza of Adyapady, had given up his 4.5 acre agricultural land in 2005 for the airport expansion project. He was supposed to receive Rs 59 lakh and 12 cents to build a house. However, he only got the land and Rs 16 lakh as first installment.

Joseph said that he had been approaching every official concerned since 2006, however, no one responded to the plea. Upset with this, he approached the court, which ordered the revenue department to pay the compensation. As the latter did not pay heed to the court, the Principal Civil Judge (senior division), ordered the seizure of the furniture and other property of the Assistant Commissioner’s Office.

It is gathered that the court has given a time frame to clear the debt, failing which seized movable property will be auctioned.

The Assistant Commissioner is learnt to have sought 15 days time so that he could write to the government and get the money sanctioned to clear off the debt.

Compensation row: Govt releases due as Court seizes AC office property
Compensation row: Govt releases due as Court seizes AC office property
Compensation row: Govt releases due as Court seizes AC office property

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