THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS D A T E D : 11.12.2020 C O R A M The Hon’ble Mr. Justice SENTHILKUMAR RAMAMOORTHY Writ Petition No.20637 of 2010 and M.P.No.1 of 2009 Smt.Sulaihar

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS
D A T E D : 11.12.2020
C O R A M
The Hon’ble Mr. Justice SENTHILKUMAR RAMAMOORTHY
Writ Petition No.20637 of 2010
and
M.P.No.1 of 2009
Smt.Sulaihar
Rep. by power Agent
Mr.K.K.Shaik Dawood,
No.8/78, Sowrimuthu Street,
Mannadi, Chennai – 600 001. … Petitioner
Vs
1.The Deputy Director,
Enforcement Directorate,
Shastri Bhavan,
Chennai – 600 006.
2.The Union of India,
rep. by its Secretary to Ministry of Finance,
Department of Revenue,
New Delhi. … Respondents
PRAYER : Petition filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India,
praying to issue a Writ of Mandamus to direct the Respondents to pay 15%
interest towards the value of UK Pounds 1800 of Rs.32,371/- from
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16.08.1974 till the date of actual return to the Petitioner or in the alternative
to direct the Respondents to pay Rs.94,259/- being the differential amount
after adjusting the sum of Rs.32,371/- paid on 16.03.2000 from and out of
the value of UK Pounds 1800 as on 26.11.1999 along with interest at the
rate of 15% per month from 16.03.2000.
For Petitioner : Mr.K.M.Abdul Nazeer
For Respondents : Mr.N.Ramesh
Spl. P.P. for R1

O R D E R
A sum of Rs.32,371/- was paid to the Petitioner on 16.03.2000 as
the rupee equivalent of UK Pounds 1800, which was seized from the
Petitioner’s house on 16.08.1974. The present writ petition is filed for a
direction to the Respondents to pay interest on Rs.32,371/- at 15% per
annum from the date of seizure (16.08.1974) till the date of payment of the
rupee value thereof (16.03.2000) or, in the alternative, to pay a sum of
Rs.94,259/-, which is the rupee equivalent of UK Pounds 1800 as on
16.03.2000 after setting-off the sum of Rs.32,371/- which was paid on
16.03.2000.
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