Armed with a court order,
officials Friday made a vain bid to attach the engine of a
passenger train here in a case of non-payment of enhanced
compensation for land acquired for a railway project nearly 20
years ago, causing a flutter.
Seeking to execute the November 23 order of the local
court, its officials along with petitioners reached the
railway junction here and sought to attach the engine of the
Tirupati-Puducherry fast passenger train.
However, even as the court officials were conveying the
court order, the train left the station.
The move to attach the engine caused a flutter in the
The matter relates to acquisition of land of a local
resident Mumtaz Begum and others way back in 1999 for a
When Begum and others, approached a court here for
higher compensation it was ordered.
However, as the enhanced compensation was not paid by
the state government authorities, they filed an execution
petition and the Kancheepuram sub-court ordered attachment of
movable properties of the railway and state government.
The court ordered attachment of the engine of the
Tirupati-Puducherry fast passenger train that passes through
the Kancheepuram junction, two cars of the District Collector
besides tables, chairs and four computers of his office.
A Southern Railway official told PTI that they have
remitted about Rs five crore compensation to state government
authorities in this connection.
"We don't directly pay, the matter is with the State
revenue authorities," the official said.
court" and declined to comment further.
When the petitioners and court officials visited the
collectorate later, authorities assured them implementation of
the court order for enhanced compensation, sources said.
The vehicles that were ordered to be impounded were not
available at the Collectorate premises as well, they said.
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