Mrunal Manmay Dash

The movable property of the Principal of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) were attached by Sambalpur court in order to execute a decree for money.

The order of attachment of property of the office of the medical college principal was passed by the court of civil judge, senior division in Sonepur and executed by the Sambalpur Court.

total of two pairs of table and chair, two sofa sets, 16 computers, 6 wooden tables, one glass table, 41 steel almirahs, 20 wooden almirahs, seven printers, three copiers, official car (OD 15 H 0833), and two government buses were attached by the court.

The court issued the decree while hearing an old case pertaining to disengagement of 27 contractual employees of VIMSAR in 2007.

Three among the contractual employees – Sambhunath Sahu (Ex Attendant), Rebati Kanta Kalet (Ex Sweeper) and Khirod Kumar Sahoo (Ex Gatekeeper) had moved the labour court challenging their removal from service. Hearing the pleas, the court had directed the VIMSAR authority to pay their arrear dues and reinstate them in their previous positions.

the trio moved the Sambalpur court after the authorities reportedly did not execute the order. The subsequent delay in hearing of their petitions forced them to move the Orissa High Court which later asked the Sonepur Civil Court to conduct the hearings.

Speaking to OTV, Sambhunath Sahu, one of the complainants said, “The VIMSAR authorities denied us our salary and forcefully removed us from the job. We approached the court seeking decree money.”

Sarbeswar Purohit, the defence counsel said, “The seizure has completed. I hope all the attached items will be auctioned soon so that my clients get their due payment as soon as possible.

As per the court order, Sambhunath will get Rs 25,46,813, Rebati Kanta Rs 25,31,375 and Khirod Rs 29,65,891 as their pending dues from VIMSAR along with the cost of execution of decree.

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