justices M Sathyanarayanan and B Pugalendhi passed the order while hearing a petition filed by Dr V N Veera Rajkumar, trustee of Vikram Trust, which runs a nursing school and college within the campus of Vikram Multispeciality Hospital situated at Sivaganga Ring Road junction at Melamadai.
HC summons police officer in land encroachment case
TNN | Aug 29, 2020, 04:07 IST
Madurai: Taking a serious view over the delay in removing an encroachment on a land near Sivaganga Bypass Road junction in Madurai district, the Madras high court has directed the city deputy commissioner of police (law and order), to appear before it through video conferencing, for failing to provide police protection despite a requisition made in 2018.
A division bench of justices M Sathyanarayanan and B Pugalendhi passed the order while hearing a petition filed by Dr V N Veera Rajkumar, trustee of Vikram Trust, which runs a nursing school and college within the campus of Vikram Multispeciality Hospital situated at Sivaganga Ring Road junction at Melamadai.
Rajkumar stated that there are certain private lands on the western side of the hospital and certain portions of the lands were acquired by the national highways department. He stated that he had constructed a compound wall on the western side with a separate gate for entry to the nursing college and hostel. Two people have put up asbestos sheets and set up a tea stall at the land blocking access to the college. He stated that he submitted a representation to the authorities seeking to remove the encroachment.
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Following the representation, authorities conducted a survey and found that the land owned by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was encroached. He stated that the concessionaire had sent a representation to the Madurai city commissioner of police seeking police protection for removal of encroachment in 2018, but there was no response.
Since no steps were taken so far to remove the encroachments, the petitioner moved the high court Madurai bench.