Gauhati High Court closes the suo motu case after ordering compensation for those harmed by the police’s illegal house demolitions.

The Assam government has been ordered by the Gauhati High Court to make sure that anyone impacted by illegal house demolitions carried out under police orders receive adequate compensation [X v. State].

Judge Soumitra Saika and Chief Justice RM Chhaya made the following remarks as they concluded the suo motu case:”Upon such assurance and in view of the fact that the State is now seized of the matter, it is expected that the State shall also take appropriate decision for compensating the persons affected by the illegal action of the officer.”

 The High Court expressed grave concerns about the practise of demolishing accused people’s homes while an inquiry is ongoing in November of last year.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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