Jharkhand High Court put a stay on the order to increase the rent of shops

Ranchi: The court of Justice Anand Sen of Jharkhand High Court heard the petition challenging the order of increasing the rent of shops of Agricultural Produce Market Committee Pandara from Rs 5 per square feet to Rs 11 per square feet. After hearing the views of the applicant and the defendant, the court stayed the order and notice regarding increasing the rent of the market committee shops. Also asked the defendant Agricultural Produce Market Committee Pandara to file a reply. The court has directed to set a date for the next hearing of the case after four weeks.

Before this, senior advocate Vijay Pratap Singh presented his side on behalf of the applicant. He told the court that Jharkhand State Agricultural Marketing Board had issued an order to increase the rent of market committee shops from Rs 5 per square feet to Rs 11 per square feet. In light of this, Agricultural Produce Market Committee Pandara issued information to pay rent to shopkeepers at the new rate. Mr. Singh said that the board’s order is not correct. It should be repealed.

It is noteworthy that Santosh Singh, proprietor of the applicant Thakur Trading Company, has challenged the order of the Board and the notice of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee. He has said in the petition that increasing the rent of shops of Pandara Bazaar Committee from Rs 5 to Rs 11 per square feet cannot be justified at all. The huge increase in rent has increased the financial burden on shopkeepers. The applicant has demanded cancellation of the order regarding fare increase.

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