Property dispute: CJM submits fact-finding report
HC JUDGE SAYS HAVE RECEIVED LETTER WARNING AGAINST HEARING THE CASE, BUT WON’T BUDGE
CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh chief judicial magistrate on Wednesday submitted the factfinding inquiry report in a "sealed cover" to the Punjab and Haryana high court regarding a case alleging the role of Sector-3 SHO Poonam Dilawari in a property dispute case.
Dilawari on December 24, 2011, had allegedly handed over the possession of a Sector-8 house to the other party despite a high court order.
When the petition filed by Manavjit Kaur, owner of the Sector-8 house, came up for arguments in the court, justice Surya Kant said he had received a letter warning him not to hear the case.
Justice Kant said he knew who had sent the letter but would continue to hear the case.
He also said in the open court that he had passed directions to conduct an inquiry into the matter.
The first woman station house officer of Chandigarh, Poonam Dilawari's, role had come under question in the case for not obeying the high court directions.
In an earlier case filed by Manavjit, HC on December 22, 2011, had directed to maintain status quo at the disputed property.
However, Dilawari along with a police team allegedly tried to intervene in the matter and was allegedly beaten up by Manavjit Kaur and her two daughters at their Sector- 8 house.
A case was registered against Manavjit and her daughters Kismat and Shreya at the Sector-3 police station.
Manavjit had filed a contempt petition against Satjit Kaur and other persons, including Dilawari.
The petitioner had submitted that despite the HC order, Satjit Kaur along with one Rajesh Kumar and some police officials had taken forcible possession of her house in Sector 8 on December 24, 2011.
The high court had directed UT SSP Naunihal Singh to inquire into the case, who had given a clean chit to the police officials.
Not satisfied by his report, the high court had directed the Chandigarh CJM on February 29 to conduct a fact-finding inquiry.
The case will now come up for hearing on August 2.