Monday, May 24, 2010

Court flays Sivapuram village officer

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Monday criticised the action of the authorities concerned in launching prosecution against a person for reacting furiously against a village officers unreasonable demands for mutation of a revenue register. Justice V. Ramakumar, while quashing the FIR charging A. Vijayan of Kozhikode with preventing the village officer from discharging her official duty, directed the Kozhikode District Collector to issue appropriate instructions to revenue officials that their duty was to serve the public and not to harass them and drive them from pillar to post.

According to Mr. Vijayan, he had approached Sivapuram Village Officer V. Bindu for effecting mutation of the revenue register of the land he bought. He had submitted the registered sale deed along with the application for mutation

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