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Civil court terms imprisonment to ex-UIT chairman & secretary

Udaipur : In an 8 year old case, a civil court here on Thursday termed two months imprisonment for former officials of the UIT including chairman and secretary after holding them guilty on contempt of court charges . Veteran BJP leader and ex-MLA Shivkishore Sanadhya who is over 80 years old was the then UIT chairman who has been held guilty of passing an demolishing order despite a status-quo order on a disputed property.

The case dates back to 2007 where a civil suit was filed by one Dayalal Choudhary who owned a plot at Savina Kheda. The UIT had sent notices to demolish the boundary wall and room at the disputed property. The civil court granted a status quo order in the case, however, the UIT went for an appeal that was dismissed by the appellate court. Despite the stay order remaining effective, the UIT demolished the structure.

The complainant lodged a contempt case against the then officials including collector Shikhar Agrawal, UIT chairman Sanadhya, ADM city Rajeev Jain, UIT secretary Ujjwal Rathore and tehsildar Mukesh Jani and Mukesh Barhat, assistant commissioner of the Devasthan department. On Thursday after hearing the arguments the South Civil court pronounced 2 months imprisonment against the three officials. Sanadhya had served as Udaipur legislator for two consecutive terms from 1990 to 1998.

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