Advocate Commissioner posted to search GCDA Office

Expressing concern over the file ‘missing’ incidents at Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA)

Published: 09th November 2013 11:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2013 11:29 AM   |  A+A-

 Expressing concern over the file ‘missing’ incidents at Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA), the Kerala High Court has appointed an Advocate Commissioner to search the office of the GCDA. The search will be held with police assistance and the distribution registers in the office seized. The Court appointed M Ajay of the Kerala High Court as Advocate Commissioner to search the GCDA office. He should search, seize and produce the files and documents by November 11, the court ordered and further directed the Kochi City Police Commissioner to render all assistance to the Advocate Commissioner to carry out the warrant. Justice P N Ravindran passed the order while considering a petition filed by Michealle Fathima of Edappally challenging the order of Additional Munsif of Ernakulam. The munsif court had dismissed a plea seeking a directive to the GCDA to produce the witness list and three files. The petitioner submitted that the documents were necessary to prove the contentions regarding a disputed pathway. The Court had earlier directed the GCDA counsel to file a statement regarding the missing files. The GCDA submitted that the files related to the land in dispute could not be traced. However, in the distribution register kept in the office of the GCDA it was noted that the files do not relate to the gift of land by Joseph J Kuttikat. Hence the Court appointed an Advocat e Commissioner.



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