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PTI Kancheepuram
Updated: 30-11-2018 23:07 IST

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

railway project.

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.

A senior government official here said "the matter is in

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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