JAMMU, Aug 20: In a significant order, High Court has directed Director Rural Development Department Jammu and Assistant Commissioner Development Ramban to clear outstanding liability before next date of hearing failing which their salary head shall be attached.
These directions were issued in a petition filed by Nazir Ahmed Shah seeking initiation of contempt proceeding against the respondents for violating the directions of the court whereby respondents were asked to consider the claims of the petitioner for the release of outstanding liability.
Advocate Irfaan appearing for the petitioner submitted that the petitioner was allotted construction of CFC building at Tethar Lower Banihal under scheme PMRP model village in the year 2006 but the respondents failed to release the entire liability in favour of the petitioner despite completion of the work constraining the petitioner to knock the doors of the court.
“Despite admitting the outstanding liability the same is not being released and not only this on 29.05.18 directions were issued to ACD Ramban to file fresh compliance and in default he had to appear in person and even that has not been complied”, the counsel for the petitioner submitted.
After considering the submissions, Justice Janak Raj Kotwal directed Director Rural Development Department and ACD Ramban to clear the outstanding liability before next date of hearing failing which their salary head shall be attached and their salary shall not be released till the liability is cleared or till further orders from the court.