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Kerala – Pinarayi Government apologizes in High Court in Popular Front case

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Ernakulam. Pinarayi government has apologized to the court in the case related to the destruction of public property during the Popular Front strike.

Four days after the Kerala High Court rapped the Pinarayi Vijayan government over the delay in recovery of damages from banned Popular Front of India (PFI), the Kerala government on Friday tendered an unconditional apology for the lapse.

The state had informed the court that the total damage caused to properties across the state had come to Rs 5.20 crore during the flash shutdown called by the PFI on September 23 to protest the arrest of their top brass by Central agencies the previous day.

The Additional Chief Secretary apologized while the court was hearing the case. The state government clarified that the government has assigned land revenue commissioner with the revenue recovery measures and that there was no wilful failure to implement the court order. Additional Chief Secretary Dr. V Venu said that the properties found by the Registration Department would be confiscated by January 15 and asked the High Court for one more month to complete the acquisition.

The court pointed out that it is important to protect public funds. The court criticized the government while considering the petition last day. The six-month delay in confiscating the property has led to criticism.

Incidentally, it was the division bench of Justice A.K. Jayasankaran Nambiar and Justice C.P. Mohammed Nias took suo-motu cognisance of the proceedings against the PFI and directed all the lower courts, wherever the cases have been registered, to see that no one from it should be given bail unless the compensation is paid.

If the compensation is not paid, then steps should be taken to confiscate personal assets of all those who indulged in the destruction.

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