Hyderabad: IAS officer K Shashank, the former municipal corporation commissioner of Karimnagar, tendered an unconditional apology to the Telangana High Court on July 5.
The officer was sentenced to one-month imprisonment and slapped with a fine of `25,000 on June 4 in a contempt to court case filed by 77-year-old Punna Kour alias Punna Bai seeking to punish the IAS officer for willfully disobeying the earlier orders of the court.
The woman approached the Court in 2014, challenging the action of the corporation in demolishing her property at Sikhwadi in Karimnagar town, for the process of road widening. She alleged that the officials have failed to follow the procedures under the Land Acquisition Act and have not paid any compensation for the subject property.
The Court in 2015, while allowing the petition, has directed the then Karimnagar municipal commissioner K Shashank to take immediate steps for allotment of shops to her within three months.
The apology suspended the order by a single judge for three months but the order issued earlier by the court has to be implemented, the bench noted and then adjourned the case hearing.