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Arrest warrant against Udupi DC for failure to transfer cases to spl land court

Arrest warrant against Udupi DC for failure to transfer cases to spl land court

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Mar 10 2018:  The Special Court in Bengaluru which deals with land encroachment cases has  issued an arrest warrant against Udupi Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis.

Priyanka Mary .It has been gathered that failure on the part of the Deputy Commissioner to furnish a report to the court  on the action taken with regard to clearing the  encroachment of  government  lands including lakes,   has led to this arrest warrant.

Udupi SP Lakshman B Nimbaragi has informed that the warrant was received by his office from the IGP Office  and the same has been  sent to the DC through the Manipal Police. She has to furnish a bond of Rs 10,000 and has to   appear before the Court, said Nimbaragi.


DC reacts : Reacting to the  arrest warrant issued against her,  DC Priyanka Mary Francis said "Though we have filed complaints in the local court regarding the illegal encroachment,  warrant has been issued for the reason that the cases have not been transferred to the special  court. This is due to the negligence of Tahsildars. I have not received any summons earlier. However, now a   warrant has been issued." She also stated that she will appear before the court on March 13.

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