You might be able to regain the lost faith in Indian judiciary after you hear a judgment passed by a Ludhiana court. Well, a farmer from Jalandhar had moved the court seeking compensation for his land which was acquired by the government to construct a railway station. And what he got in return was, the Swarna Shatabadi Express.
Yes, you read it right. The case dates back to 2007 when the government acquired Sampuran Singh’s land for the Ludhiana-Chandigarh railway line. And while the court had ordered a compensation of Rs 1.47 crore, Singh only got Rs 42 lakh.
When the Railways failed to provide him the compensation, the court attached the train number 12030, which implied that the train would now be in the farmer’s possession. Weird, right? The farmer was also designated the office of the station master.
Therefore, an hour before the scheduled time, Singh reached the station with his lawyer and handed over the order to the train driver, but it was NOT possible for him to take a passenger train in his possession. So, the section engineer got the train released, which is currently the court’s property.
Now, the Railways is saying that the law ministry will take a look into the matter, and said what will the farmer do with the train as he can’t take it home.
Makes sense, huh?