Hyderabad: Telangana High Court has imposed a fine of Rs.10, 000 on Principal Secretary Revenue, Rangareddy Collector and Mandal revenue authorities for their failure to submit an affidavit in a property case.
The Court has directed the officials to deposit the penalty amount within four weeks with State Legal Services Authorities.
The High Court is miffed over the non submission of affidavit since last five years in a land grabbing case.
A division bench of High Court consists of Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy was hearing a petition submitted by D Bhaskar, a resident of Saroornagar, in 2016 complaining against the illegal occupation of 12 acres and 18 Gunthas of government lands under Survey numbers 143, 151 and 160.
The HC said that the authorities concerned have not submitted the affidavit in the case even after the lapse of five years.
The petitioner had appealed to the HC to issue instructions to the authorities concerned to conduct a survey of the aforesaid lands to end its illegal occupation.