Distt Court Poonch ceased account head of salary of CMO & BMO Poonch

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Principal District Judge Poonch, Tahir Khurshid Raina today ceased the account head of the salary of the chief medical officer Poonch and of block medical officer Mandi in an execution petition filed by the complainant who is struggling in the court for justice for last ten years. Complainant who hails from Mandi tehsil was an extremely poor man who was given a wrong injection by a pharmacist of health department at mandi in 2005 which resulted in damage to his right hand which started limping. This poor man who was meeting his needs by laboring became helpless and parasite. He approached the district court Poonch in 2006 for grant of compensation from heath department on account of wrong medical treatment.
After a long legal battle of seven years court awarded him compensation in 2013 amounting to Rs 3 lkh with interest @7 percent to be paid by the respondents including chief medical officer Poonch and Block medical officer mandi .
In 2014 Complainant filed excution petition for execution of the judgment and decree passed in his favour in 2013 . For the last two years the health deptt didn’t respond positively to the concern of the court .
Today when the case was taken up , court after hearing counsel for the parties observed that health deptt has been simply changing the counsels or producing the communications and what was required to be done has not been done by them so far. Raina in his detailed order observed that moorings of judicial institution depends upon the faith of a common man in it and this court will not leave any unturned in keeping this faith intact in the judiciary .
He observed that complainant an extremely poor man who is yearning for justice for last ten years will loose his faith in this institution if court will remain mute spectator to such a lackadaisical approach of the govt. In his order Raina said today this poor man is standing in the court with hanging right hand in his left hand and looking towards this chair with hope and expectations that he will get justice and this court has to come to his expectations to keep his hope of tryst with justice surviving. Court observed that keeping in view the conduct of judgment debtors which includes CMO Poonch and BMO mandi , stringent measures have become inevitable and accordingly court directed account head of salary of CMO Poonch and BMO mandi be ceased.
Treasury officer of Poonch and mandi have been directed to show compliance to the order of the court and their salary should not even be released from any other head.

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