The Allahabad High Court has given a big verdict on the compensation for the losses incurred during the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The High Court has stayed the recovery notice issued to make up for the loss. ADM City Kanpur issued a notice regarding the damage to public property. The High Court has stayed this notice till further orders.
A bench of Justices Pankaj Naqvi and Saurabh Shyam Shamshery gave petitioner Mohammad Faizan interim relief in the case and stayed the notice issued by the additional district magistrate. They said the Supreme Court was already examining the legality of such orders.
Faizan’s counsel challenged the recovery notice saying such orders cannot be issued by the additional district magistrate. They said the Supreme Court has unequivocally stated that this order can be issued only by a retired high court judge, or, a retired district judge as “claims commissioner’’. After this, the Yogi government started taking action against the protesters and issued them a recovery notice to compensate them for the loss of public properties. If you do not pay the fine, the property can be attached.