Hyderabad, March 3 -- Telangana High Court on Tuesday sentenced Sircilla collector D. Krishna Bhaskar, joint collector Yasmin Basha and land acquisition officer-cum-revenue divisional officer N Srinivasa Rao to three months simple imprisonment in a contempt case. The court also imposed a fine of Rs. 2000.

According to a report in Deccan Chronicle, they have been also ordered to pay Rs. 10, 000 to each petitioner within four weeks.

As per the details of the case, the court on October 12, 2018, had instructed the collector and other officials not to take possession of the petitioners' lands in Ananthagiri village until the compensation as per rules under rehabilitation and resettlement policy is paid.

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