A LOCAL court on Tuesday recalled warrants of possession of a property, issued in favour of former Chandigarh mayor Surinder Singh, after the court came to know that he hid facts.
The warrants were recalled after the tenant approached the court, stating that the Punjab and Haryana High Court had stayed his eviction and this fact was never brought before the lower court by Surinder, who was mayor in 2006.
The warrants were issued by the court of Civil Judge, Junior Division, Sonali Singh for eviction of Pradeep Kumar from a property in Gobindpura, Manimajra, on Monday. Interestingly, the same court had decided an objection filed by Pradeep in his favour in 2013.
The matter pertains to a civil suit decided in favour of Surinder and other shareholders of the property in 2013. “Due to the decision of the suit filed by Surinder against his father, we were affected and so we had moved court in 2013,” Pradeep said.
The case was first decided by the court of CJJD Sonali Singh in favour of Pradeep on February 20 last year. After Surinder filed an appeal, the court of Additional District Judge Najar Singh reversed the orders of CJJD on January 8 and ordered Pradeep’s eviction from the property.
Pradeep then moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court. On February 10, Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain stayed the dispossession of Pradeep. After arguments in the case, the court reserved order on Pradeep’s appeal.
“The warrants of possession were issued yesterday, meant to be executed today. We came to know and reached the court in the morning. The bailiff was ready to leave the court when we made them aware of the facts,” said Pradeep.
Surinder, however, denied the charge and said, “We had sought warrants on the basis of two similar suits filed by two other tenants which were disposed of by the court in our favour. We were yet to obtain the warrants from Sonali Singh’s court for Pradeep’s eviction before these were recalled.”