Complex set for public auction on Nov 20
Dimapur, October 31: In a major embarrassment for the Government of Nagaland, the newly constructed PWD Office Complex, Dimapur was sealed on Wednesday in compliance of the order passed by the District Court of Zunheboto on September 25 last.
The complex is set to go on public auction on November 20 if the payment is still not made in the next 19 days.
The judgment was the culmination of eight years of pending payments amounting to Rs. 4 crores to M/s. Aien Meren Enterprises and 18 months of legal battles between the plaintiff and the State of Nagaland and three others as defendants.
On Wednesday, the building was locked down, which also happened to be the last day for making the payment before the building could be sealed.
If the government still fails to make the payment with interest in the next 19 days and in the absence of any order of postponement, the auction will be held on November 20 from 11 a.m. onwards.
In the event, however, of the debt specified and costs of sale being tendered or paid before the knocking down of any lot, the sale will be stopped.
Of the eight conditions that the court has put for sale, one specifies that if auctioned, the property will go to the highest bidder and the buyer has to make payment of 25% of the amount immediately. In case of default, the property will be put up again and resold. The rest of the amount then will have to be paid before the court closes on the 15th day after the sale of the property.
The three storey complex was inaugurated on December 12, 2017 by then parliamentary secretary of housing, Er. Levi Rengma. (Page News Service)