Patna High Court passed the final order directing the Circle Officer to conclude the proceedings of encroachment case within six weeks

TITLE: Singasan Sharma v. The State of Bihar & Ors.

Decided on: 03-07-2023

CWJC No: 18114/2022


Facts of the case:

The petitioner in the present writ petition prays to direct the Circle Officer, Mainatand, District-West Champaran, to expedite the proceedings of the pending Encroachment Case No. 14 of 2020-21.

The learned counsel appearing for the State, submits that in case, the aforesaid encroachment proceedings are still pending, the same would definitely be concluded within a fixed time frame. 

Analysis of the court and decision:

Having regard to the facts and circumstances of the case, the Circle Officer, Mainatand, District-West Champaran, is directed to conclude the proceedings of the aforesaid Encroachment Case No. 14 of 2020-21, by passing the final order under Section 6(1) of the Bihar Public Land Encroachment Act, 1956, after hearing the affected parties and in accordance with law, within a period of six weeks of receipt / production of a copy of this order.

The writ petition stands disposed off on the aforesaid terms. 

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