RAJENDRA SINGH RAWAT Vs. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND & OTHERS
LAWS(UTN)-2012-9-100
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND
Decided on September 10,2012

RAJENDRA SINGH RAWAT Appellant
VERSUS
State of Uttarakhand and others Respondents

JUDGEMENT

Sudhanshu Dhulia, J. - (1.) SINCE , dues against the petitioner are pending, which he has not been able to repay, consequently, the Nagar Palika initiated recovery proceedings against the petitioner under Section 173A of the Uttar Pradesh Municipalities Act. Consequently, recovery proceedings have been initiated against the petitioner to recover as arrears of land revenue. The principle contention of the petitioner is that this money, for which recovery proceedings have been initiated against the petitioner, cannot be done in a manner in which it has been done inasmuch as the Nagar Palika could have only initiated recovery against the dues, which are "tax". The money which is to be paid by the petitioner, according to the respondents is, however, not a "tax".
(2.) BE that as it may Nagar Palika, Tanakpur represented by Mr. M.K. Chand, seeks three weeks time to file counter affidavit. Prayer granted.
(3.) THE petitioner in order to show his bonafide has deposited a sum of Rs. 1,00,000/ - (Rupees One lakh only) with respondent No. 3 with a prayer that same may not prejudice his case as far as the present writ petition is concerned, which is admitted by Mr. M.K. Chand, counsel for respondent No. 3.;


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