‘Petitioner not paid full compensation for land acquisition'

Lawyer of a client to whom the State government owed compensation and a court official descended on the Sub-Collector's office flashing a court attachment for moveable property here on Wednesday.

The court official supervised loading of some of the furniture into a mini truck provided by the client.

Furniture retrieved

The staff, however, retrieved the furniture at the end of the day after the court temporarily deferred the attachment.

According to details of the case, the land of Valluru Kesava Rao in Ranigarithota was acquisitioned by the government for laying of National Highway in 1978.

But the full compensation granted for acquisition of land had reportedly not been paid to Mr. Kesava Rao.

Mr. Kesava Rao's lawyer V. Lakshminarayana and court ‘Ameen' Sambasiva Rao approached the supervisor of the Sub-Collector's office with a court notice in the morning. Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) S. Venkata Rao, who heads the Vijayawada Urban Revenue division, was reportedly not in the office at the time.

According to the court notice, the State Government is due Rs.33,36,368, but the accountants at the Sub-Collector's office disputed the figures. While the court official and lawyer argued with the Revenue Department officials, the RDO approached the Judge for a deferment of the proceedings.

The attachment has been deferred till Thursday to resolve the discrepancy in figures.