Hyderabad: In utter disregard to the Supreme Courtroom, a city-based builder Shanta Sriram Constructions has been finishing up civil works on a disputed land on the prime space of Banjara Hills in violation of a established order order handed by the apex courtroom. The builder has additionally been violating the Telangana Excessive Courtroom’s course to take care of a status-quo in one other case associated to the identical land.
The state authorities, which has been claiming the possession of the identical land price at the least Rs 200 crore, had obtained an order from the Supreme Courtroom to take care of a established order, following directions from Chief Minister Ok. Chandrasekhar Rao to guard authorities lands which he needed to monetise for large-scale improvement works deliberate for the following few years.
The Supreme Courtroom trip bench comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Krishna Murari directed the events to take care of the established order in a Particular Depart Petition filed by the state authorities on June 1.
Whereas the authorized heirs of Badam Rangaswamy had been claiming possession of two acres, located close to Bhagyanagar Studios on Street No 14, Banjara Hills, the income division contended that it’s a authorities land as a nala additionally handed by way of the land. The non-public claimants have entered right into a improvement settlement with Shanta Sriram Constructions.
When this correspondent visited the positioning on Thursday, floor levelling works had been being carried out at a brisk tempo with truckloads of particles had been being dumped on the website. The builder had additionally erected blue sheets on one aspect of the land damaging the property of the neighbours in addition to eradicating the method street in opposition to which the affected events approached the Telangana Excessive Courtroom on Wednesday and acquired established order orders.
In keeping with a senior Hyderabad district income official, the federal government’s possession was confirmed by a Metropolis Civil Courtroom in 1998. Nonetheless, Justice G. Sridevi of the Telangana Excessive Courtroom handed an order on April 1 this yr declaring the non-public claimants because the house owners of the land. She noticed that the federal government didn’t show its possession, whereas the non-public individuals established the identical of their favour past doubt.
On the federal government’s rivalry that land abutting nalas belong to the federal government, the choose stated the federal government recorded land as vacant authorities land and there was no point out of nala. Even when there was the nala, the land can’t be construed as authorities land. ‘Nala’ can imply something by way of which water passes, she identified.
“We’re making severe efforts to ascertain the federal government possession within the apex courtroom as land worth is greater than Rs 200 crore. It’s equally vital for the municipal and police to assist us in defending the land,” the district income official identified.