Prayagraj: Allahabad High Court has taken strict action against Ritu Maheshwari, Chief Executive Officer of Noida Development Authority. A non-bailable warrant has been issued against her in the contempt case related to land acquisition and the court has directed to produce her in the next hearing . The High Court has sent a warrant to the CJM of Gautam Budh Nagar and asked it to be followed. In this case, the petitioner is demanding compensation from the Noida Development Authority and it is not giving compensation to him. After which the order was given by the court and the authority did not follow it.
Justice Saral Srivastava of Allahabad High Court gave this order while hearing the contempt petition of Manorama Kuchhal. The court remarked whether the court would go by the wishes of the CEO and the CEO was ordered to appear before the court at 10 am. But despite this, she chose a flight that would take off from Delhi at 10:30 and this has happened before.
The court, while making a stern remark, said that the CEO of a government department wants the case to be heard as per her wish. In this case, the court held that the authority has illegally occupied the petitioner’s land and he is not being compensated even after complaining. The court said that the petitioner is continuously demanding his rights and the Noida Development Authority is not listening to the petitioner’s case.
The judge said this is an insult to the court
In this case, the court said that the contempt process was started on the CEO of Noida, yet he did not appear and till he does not come, the hearing should not be done. Because he has insulted the court.
Know what’s the matter
According to the information, Noida Development Authority had acquired land in Sector-82 of Noida, Uttar Pradesh on 30 November 1989 and 16 June 1990 under the urgency clause. The land’s owner Manorama Kuchhal had challenged in the court against the acquisition of his land.
The Allahabad High Court ruled on Manorama’s petitions on 19 December 2016 and the court quashed the land acquisition made under the clause. In this case, the court had ordered the authority to pay compensation to Manorama Kuchhal at twice the circle rate under the new Land Acquisition Act. But the authority did not give compensation.