IT TOOK over three decades for the family of a lawyer late K S Chaurasiya to get justice.
The application for releasing two shops, filed by the lawyer way back in 1976, was allowed by Justice Rakesh Sharma of the High Court here recently.
The lawyer had rented out two shops at his house and the tenants were not ready to vacate them. Chaurasia died in 1990. Justice Sharma ordered releasing of the shops in favour of the family members of the deceased lawyer, including his advocate son, N SChaurasiya.
He observed: “The tenants cannot be permitted to carry out the business at the cost of miseries of the landlords,” remarked Justice Sharma with anguish. The tenants were accordingly directed to hand over the shops within two months and file affidavit of compliance of the order before the registrar of this court in due course of time.”
The court further remarked despite the fact that the release application had been moved three decades ago (1976), the tenants apparently made no serious efforts to search for an alternative accommodation. This fact was in itself sufficient to tilt the balance of hardship against the tenants as held by the Apex Court in several cases.