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Hassan Court orders arrest of Tehsildar for failure to appear in property case


Hassan Court orders arrest of  Tehsildar for failure to appear in property case

Hassan, Nov 25:  A court in Hassan has ordered the arrest of the tahsildar for failing to attend a hearing in connection with the final decree proceedings of a partition suit. 

The issue came to light when the authorised person of the court, the bailiff, reached the taluk office on November 23 to arrest the Tehsildar, Shwetha N. Ravindra, who was not in her chamber.

Principal Senior Civil Judge, in his order directed the bailiff of the court to arrest the Tehsildar for failing to attend the hearing, and bring the officer before the court.

A resident in Boovanahalli in Hassan taluk, had filed a partition suit in 2008. The court issued the final decree in 2013 & in 2014, the family members filed a FDP in court, seeking directions to the taluk administration to fix the boundaries of their property.

Even after a court order, the boundaries were not marked.

The advocate representing the applicants told media persons that the court had issued a notice and also a show-cause notice to the Tehsildar to appear in court and give an explanation for the delay in implementing the decree.

Two years ago, the then Tehsildar told the court that the proceedings would be completed in six months. However, it is yet to be completed.

As the Tehsildar did not turn up for a hearing, the court directed the bailiff to arrest the officer. ‘Warrant issued’ .

Meanwhile, Tehsildar has said she has furnished the records related to the case to the court and the warrant issued for arrest has been recalled.

In a communication through the Department of Information and Public Relations, the officer said she was not aware of the warrant issued on November 8, as she had been busy with the Hasanamba Festival, held between November 2 and 15.

However, she added that the file pertaining to the present case had been submitted to Aechnical assistant of the Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Director of Land Records, so there is no procedure pending in this office with regard to the case.


 


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