Disqualification case returned after 5 months without any enquiry-alleges complainant.


Gadchiroli March 3 (District Correspondent) Stating that a case of the disqualification of a village panchayat member was sent back by the office of the District Collector without any hearing or enquiry after five months of the complaint, a resident of village Tembha has demanded that the case be reheard and due action be taken into the matter.

Addressing a press conference at the Press Club here Mr. Diwakar Nannaware told that he had put up a case for the disqualification of a member of Tembha village panchayat one Ramchandra Kasture before the District Collector on Sept. 26 last year as he had encroached upon the government land in the village.

As no any action was taken into the matter by the office of the collector even after many months, I requested the concerned clerk Madavi to speed up the case but he ignored my plea which shows that he had some special interest in the case, alleged Nannaware.

On March 2 last however, I received a letter from the collector office that the case can’t be entertained because there was no any evidence of encroachment even though I had attached a photograph of the encroachment along with my complaint.

This is an injustice with me and protection to the encroacher which is against the natural justice, said Nannaware. He has demanded that the said case be reheard and necessary action be taken against the encroacher. Nannaware has also demanded action against the official involved in returning the case without any enquiry or hearing.

The said encroachment still exists in the village and no any action is taken as per law, from whom should the people expect justice, Nannaware asked. He has also submitted a memorandum in this regard to the District Collector.

Photo Diwakar Nannaware addressing the press conference.



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