Court issues warrant against Dir, Dy Dir Archives
PRESERVATION OF MEHJOOR GHAR
D A RASHID
Srinagar, Jan 3: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued bailable warrants against Director and Deputy Director Archives Kashmir for failing to appear in person before it in a case seeking protection and preservation of Mehjoor Ghar at Mitrigam in district Pulwama.
A bench of Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir while passing direction on the petition titled Abdal Ahmad Mehjoor and others v/s the state held; “Let bail-able warrants in the sum of Rs 10000 each be issued for securing presence of two respondents”.
The court however directed the respondents to ensure availability of records before the court on the next date of hearing.
In its direction passed on December 19, 2012, the Court had directed the respondents to be present in person on next date of hearing and only four respondents out of six were present.
In March last year, the court had directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to ensure proper protection and preservation of Mehjoor Ghar at Mitrigam, Pulwama.
The Court had passed the direction after counsel for the petitioners submitted that the respondents had made some additions alongside the edifice of Mehjoor Ghar in violation of the earlier court orders.
The Court had appointed Joint Registrar (judicial wing) of the High Court as Commissioner to visit the spot in presence of the parties and asses the additions made after inspection of the earlier commissioner.
Acting on a petition filed by the grandchildren of Ghulam Ahmad Mehjoor, through their counsel, G A Lone, the High Court in November 2011 had directed the government to preserve the premises of Mehjoor Ghar as a cultural heritage.
The Court had appointed a Joint Registrar of the High Court as commissioner to inspect the site. And the Commissioner had filed a report later.
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