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Yogi Adityanath to set up tribunal to claim damages from riot-accused

Yogi Adityanath to set up tribunal to claim damages from riot-accused

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 March 2020 8:47 AM GMT

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will soon set up a tribunal to claim compensation from those who damage government and private property. According to the government spokesman, the tribunal will be headed by a retired district judge.

The government spokesman said that the decision taken by the claim tribunal will not be challenged in any court. The tribunal will have the power to attach the property of the accused and also publicize their photograph so that common people do not buy property belonged to them. The tribunal will be able to deploy claim commissioners for damage assessment.

The Yogi government had, on March 5, put up roadside hoardings in Lucknow with photographs of people who have been asked to pay compensation for damage to public property during anti-CAA protests. A political controversy had broken out over the posters as the Samajwadi Party and the Congress had also put up posters naming BJP leaders. While Samajwadi Party leader I.P. Singh had put up a poster with rape accused former BJP leaders - Chinmayanand and Kuldip Sengar, the Congress had directly targeted Yogi Adityanath and deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya by listing their criminal records on the poster. (IANS)

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