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Subhash Chandra Gupta v. Union Of India & Others - WRIT - C No. - 38010 of 2007  RD-AH 15362 (11 September 2007)
HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD
Court No. 10
Civil Misc. Writ Petition No. 38010 of 2007
Subhash Chandra Gupta vs. Union of India & others.
Hon'ble Yatindra Singh,J.
Hon'ble Vijay Kumar Verma,J.
1. This is a writ petition against the recovery proceeding for payment of telephone dues . According to the petitioner respondents have issued recovery notice against him for recovering the same as arrears of land revenue. Hence the present writ petition.
2. We have heard counsel for the petitioner and standing counsel for the state.
3. The counsel for the petitioner has made statement at the bar that this is the first writ petition against the recovery and this fact has also been stated in the writ petition. According to the petitioner he could not pay the dues to the circumstances beyond his control. In view of this, it would be appropriate to dispose of this writ petition with following directions.
The petitioner may deposit the entire arrears in two equal instalments. In calculating the arrears the amount (if any) already paid will be adjusted.
The first instalment may be deposited by the end of October 2007 and the second instalment may be deposited by the end of January 2008. These deposits may be made before respondent no. 3. In case instalments are deposited before respondent No. 3 .
During this period, the recovery proceedings will be kept in abeyance. In case the petitioner default in depositing the instalments within the above-stipulated time, it will open to the respondents to start recovery proceedings again.
The petitioner may file application for the accounts along with duly stamped self-addressed envelope. In case any such application is filed, the same will be given to the petitioner by respondent No. 2 after deposit of first instalment.
This order will not affect any auction already held. In that event the petitioner may take appropriate legal proceedings to set aside the auction under UPZA & LR Act and Rules, 1952 or file a suit in accordance with law.
It is clarified that this order will not be operative in case the petitioner has filed any other earlier writ petition against the recovery.
4. With these directions the writ petition is disposed of.
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