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Court attaches train over unpaid compensation to farmer

Press Trust of India  |  Ludhiana 

In an unprecedented order, a here attached the Swarna Shatabdi train after the Northern failed to comply with its 2015 order on enhanced compensation to an aggrieved farmer whose land was acquired for laying tracks.

The of Additional District and Sessions Judge passed the orders in an execution filed by farmer Sampuran Singh of village Katana on Wednesday.

In this order, one room of Station Superintendent was also attached.

When the Swarna Shatabdi train that runs between Amritsar and reached railway station in the evening on Wednesday, the farmer went to the railway station with orders, in an embarrassment for railway authorities.

However, the authorities heaved a sigh of relief when train was released on 'Sapurdari' to Section Officer Northern Pardeep Kumar.

Sampuran knocked the door of for the recovery of outstanding amount of around Rs one crore in the land case.

The had passed the award in his favour in 2015 following the acquiring of land for laying of -Chandigarh railway line in the year 2007.

The railway authorities paid around Rs 37 lakh to the farmer. But as per Sampuran Singh, a large amount was yet to be paid in lieu of acquiring of land by

According to the execution petition filed, Sampuran claimed the Northern failed to pay a compensation amount of Rs 1.05 crore for his land acquired.

The compensation amount was enhanced by the to Rs 50 lakh per acre but the failed to pay the amount, he said.

Of the total Rs 1.47 crore, the paid only Rs 42 lakh. While the claim petition was filed in 2012, the had ordered the to pay the remaining amount in January 2015.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 20:07 IST