I am Chameli Chatterjee. I live within the vicinity of Siliguri, in a village where I was gifted with a plot of vested land. Upon inheritance, this land was divided into three plots, to which each section was equally drawn out by my father. My brothers Daksha and Dayada Chatterjee have also received their portion of land. In 2007, they had decided to sell their plots to a man by the name of Aadidev Kapoor. Later on, I also made this decision. At the time of exchange in 2012, I demanded Rs. 12,000. In not having the full amount in cash or cheque, Aadidev stated that he would complete his payment by offering me a scooty whose value would amount to Rs. 7,000. Furthermore, he affirmed that he would submit the rest of the payment in cash within a few days time. What ensued afterwards however, was that two years would pass without me receiving a single rupee. I approached him several times for the deposit. Each time he had abused me and insulted me.
On December 10th, 2014, Aadidev passed by my home with Rs. 5,000. I in turn revolted against him and pointed out that there was an agreement that we made back in 2012, to which the money in its total amount should have been given. As he had failed to respect and fulfill the agreement, I would keep the land under my name. Upon hearing this, Aadidev enticed my husband to sip some alcohol. In a drunken violent state, this man ended up coercing me into signing the document which allowed for the transfer my land plot’s name to Aadidev. Because I signed due to coercion and fear, I was unaware of the precise wording of the document. Little time passed before I realized that Aadidev had committed a fraud. I noticed this through the document’s date, for the actual date of signature was December 10th, 2014, and not September 8th, 2012. Apart from my husband, there were no other witnesses present.
Once I approached the DMWSC, Margret Horo suggested that I complete and submit an application. This would explain to her case to the chairman of the Sub-Divisional Legal Service Committee. From there, he could guide me in my quest to demand and achieve justice against this legal fraud. Now in 2015, as of the 27th of January, the chairman of this committee has succeeded in undersigning 20 individuals who have willingly offered me support in my litigation.
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