Lawsuit against ESI hospital dismissed


By: Mahesh Chander Sharma

Mandi (Nov 17): Mandi civil judge (senior division) Rajesh Chuhan today dismissed an application filed by Bashrian Bibi, a resident of village Dinak near Sundernagar, in which she had requested for issuance of stay order demanding that no construction activity be done on land at Bhangrotu in district Mandi where the Employees State Insurance Corporation is coming up with a medical college.

As per the facts of the case, Bashrian Bibi had claimed that her forefathers owned 175 bighas of land in Bhangrotu village and that her grandfather and father were killed during the 1947 riots after which the land was taken over by the government as evacuee property while she was still a minor. She claimed that declaration of her property as evacuee property was wrong.

It was alleged in replies filed by different departments that the applicant was given due compensation for the land as the possession could not be restored as the land had been transferred by the Union government to different departments of the state government and other persons. The land further transferred to ESIC on 10-12-2008 for building a medical college.

The court in its brief order held that the applicant could neither prove the title nor possession of the land over which the Employees State Insurance Corporation was building a medical college, and therefore dismissed the application.

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