Clean chit for Dilawari in property case

Terming baseless the allegations against Poonam Dilawari,Chandigarh's first woman Station House Officer,the Chief Judicial Magistrate in his fact-finding inquiry has given a clean chit to her in the Sector 8 property dispute case.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 2, 2012 3:24 am

Terming “baseless” the allegations against Poonam Dilawari,Chandigarh’s first woman Station House Officer,the Chief Judicial Magistrate in his fact-finding inquiry has given a clean chit to her in the Sector 8 property dispute case.

The report,which was submitted to the Punjab and Haryana High Court a fortnight back,reads that “Inspector Poonam Dilawari and Sub-Inspector Pradeep Kumar,being police officers,could not have restrained Rajesh Kumar (respondent accused of trespass and claiming possession) from taking possession,particularly when vendors were not complaining in any manner,rather they intimated the SHO that they had given the keys voluntarily”.

The report was submitted following a petition filed by Manavjit Kaur,co-owner of Sector 8 house. Kaur had moved the High Court after Chandigarh Police had registered a case against her and two others at the Sector 3 police station for manhandling Dilawari. The dispute pertains to a portion of house number 506,Sector 8-B,Chandigarh.

She had alleged that on December 24,2011,the Chandigarh Police had illegally barged into her house along with the respondents despite a High Court order in her favour.

Holding that no contempt of court was committed,the CJM has ruled that “keeping in view the entire material available on record,the undersigned is of the view that actual possession of the disputed portion was delivered on April 21,2011 on the date of execution and registration of sale deed”.

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