Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh Excessive Courtroom on Friday stayed the demolition of homes till Nov. 15 and issued an interim order after villagers from Ippatam village of Tadepalli mandal in Guntur district petitioned the court docket.
The villagers complained that their homes and compound partitions constructed some 30-40 years in the past had been being demolished within the guise of street widening and prayed for a court docket order to cease this.
A single choose bench headed by Justice Ravinath Tilhari heard the petition and served notices on the principal secretary, the municipal administration and the municipal commissioner of Mangalagiri, the Tadepalli municipal company and to the Ippatam gram panchayat secretary.
The court docket requested them to halt motion till Nov. 21, primarily based on a discover served on the villagers earlier.
Petitioners’ counsel Chidambaram submitted to the court docket that the petitioners constructed their homes in their very own lands a number of years in the past. “With out anybody asking for any developmental work, the officers proposed to widen the street.”
He submitted that when the petitioners refused to simply accept the proposal for street widening, they had been blamed for encroachment of the street and served with notices, he mentioned.
If the street widening works are to be taken up, the authorities are speculated to take up land acquisition and pay compensation to the villagers, he mentioned, and argued that the difficulty of encroachment was raised by the officers with a mal-intention to keep away from fee of the compensation.
He mentioned that there have been additionally political pursuits behind the current growth initiatives within the village.
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