BY TC News Desk
Agartala, August 20, 2022: The offices of the Tripura Industrial Development Corporation’s (TIDC) chairman Tinku Roy and Managing Director Swapna Debnath were sealed following execution order of the lower court in connection to a case of land compensation which also said to be pending under the High Court, said Special Secretary of Industries and Commerce department Abhishek Chandra in a press conference at Agartala Press Club on Saturday evening.
He said “Chambers of the Chairman and MD of TIDC have been locked today. A case was filed with the Lower Court regarding land compensation. The case was of Goutam Kumar Das. This case of land compensation was contested in high court. The total amount was 4.79 crore. HC directed verdict against the Lower Court order that to deposit atleast some amount. So we have deposited whatever amount has told us. We will request the lower court not to pass any order unless the proceedings of the HC is not over. However, the lower court has not appreciated the spirit of judgement and sent bailiff.”
“However, we informed the lower court in a meeting that whether the order can be delayed till Monday while the case is pending under Hight Court. The court said that the TIDC has no stay order. Time is needed to get the stay order. MD issued a letter seeking 7-day reply. But it could not reach in time. Today, MD and chairman’s offices were sealed”, he added.
Elaborately citing the case, Special secretary Chandra said “Learned Lower court number 3 passed an order 9.9.2019 where the TIDC was asked to make the payment and 2020 was enforcement of the judgement. With all the things, we have appealed to the High Court in 2021 and we have paid Rs 1 crore 28 lakhs 27 thousand 500 vide cheque dated 31.03.2022 to the registrar. In the meanwhile, TIDC received a letter from Lower court stating that the entire amount has to be paid and it has to be complied on 18.08.2022. The order was on land compensation.”
He further added “At Bodhjungnagar, there is a land which was taken over and that land is now being given. The compensation has been paid in full. After that the aggrieved party has gone to the court where the party said that the compensation cannot be agreed. They said that the compensation is less, it has to be increased more. So the court has passed an order to enhance the compensation which TIDC has contested. We have contested this in the high court, we have taken appropriate measures and time. We have deposited the money whatever has been asked by the high court, all the instructions of high court is being followed. The order of the high court in the spirit, yes we have not got a stay that is one lacuna. But in the spirit of judgement the lower court could have waited till the order of the high court is not yet made final. We have nothing to say against or anything. We are only to comply. We have complied again. We will bring our issues before the local court on Monday.”