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BIKANER: In a contempt case related to a land dispute, a court in Bikaner on Tuesday awarded a month-long civil imprisonment to Dholpur collector and then Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) secretary Rakesh Kumar Jaiswal and former UIT chairman Mahavir Ranka.
Anil Acharya, attorney for complainant Magharam alias Meghraj, told TOI that a contempt case was filed against the two office bearers of UIT in September 2017 following a land dispute in which, despite the court’s ban, the UIT initiated the auction process and published an advertisement in newspapers.
The court had already ordered an interim injunction to maintain status quo and Gangashahar police was appointed the receiver of the disputed land, said Acharya.
Instead of complying with the order, Jaiswal and Ranka initiated the auction process and an advertisement was published in newspapers in this regard. The contempt petition was filed before the court by Meghraj on October 4, 2017 against Jaiswal and Ranka, a BJP leader.
On Tuesday, additional civil judge, No. 2, Bikaner, Hukmichand Gahnolia passed an order to punish Jaiswal and Ranka with one month civil imprisonment.
Jaiswal was promoted to IAS cadre while being the UIT secretary in Bikaner and is currently posted as Dholpur collector. At the same time, the then trust chairman Ranka stepped down from the post after the Congress government came to power.
Dholpur collector Jaiswal told TOI, “I have received information about the Bikaner court order; it is a bailabale offence. I will appeal against the court decision in this matter.”

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