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HC directs Kohima DC on eviction & forceful occupation of land case

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DIMAPUR, MAY 10: The Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court on Tuesday directed the Deputy Commissioner of Kohima to consider within 2 months a representation concerning alleged eviction and forceful occupation of building and land in Kohima.
According to Court documents, the petitioner, Chiekhutso Rhakho, had purchased a plot of land along with a building standing therein from a person named Lhougevolie Usou, through a sale-deed dated October 2, 2015.
“However, all of a sudden, in the month of March, 2020, the private respondent (Medo Kire, Convenor of Kire Pfuro Krotho), by evicting his tenants, forcefully took possession of the building and the land.
“Being helpless, he approached the Deputy Commissioner of Kohima, with a representation dated February 21, 2022 requesting him to take appropriate action as per law. But no tangible action has been taken by the Deputy Commissioner; therefore he has been compelled to come before this Court praying for issuance of appropriate direction directing the respondents particularly the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, to take appropriate action as per law”, stated the order issued by Justice Songkhupchung Serto.
The Judge noted that on April 6, the Government Advocate was directed to obtain instruction on the status of the representation/complaint of the petitioner submitted to the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima.
“Today when the matter came up, a copy of the instruction received by the learned Government Advocate is placed before this Court, and in that instruction it is mentioned that the representation of the petitioner is under examination.
“Taking into account the grievance of the petitioner as expressed in the brief petition and the instruction received and placed by the learned Government Advocate, this writ petition is disposed of with a direction that the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, should consider the representation of the petitioner dated February 21, 2022 and pass necessary order or orders as per law, at the earliest but not later than a period of two months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order, in view of urgency involved in the matter”, the order read. (Page News Service)