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Court rescues 70-year-old woman from land shark

delhi Updated: Feb 16, 2009 13:37 IST
Sumit Saxena
Sumit Saxena
Hindustan Times
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A city court has come to the rescue of an ailing 70-year-old woman who has been running from pillar to post for more than two months after being denied access to her house.

The court ordered criminal proceedings against the unscrupulous persons who took over her house by filing a false property case.

Kalyani Dutta, a resident of Bhargarh, Roshanara Road, went to Kanpur for 10 days in December 2008 to attend her nephew’s wedding ceremony. On her return, Dutta found her house locked following court orders.

She found that her neighbour Naveen Kumar had forged the power of attorney of her house and secured orders for possession of the property.

“Kumar filed a property case mentioning K.L. Dhingra as a tenant at the property. Later he informed the court that Dhingra had peacefully agreed to vacate the house, and obtained court orders confirming his possession of the house,” said Inderpreet Singh Josh, defence counsel.

Dutta’s daughter Renu said, “We have never met either Naveen Kumar or K.L. Dhingra.”

“The SHO of police station Subzi Mandi is directed to register an FIR and investigate the matter, and file the report,” said Metropolitan Magistrate Tarun Yogesh.