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Hyderabad: Hafeezpet survey No 80, is the hot topic in Hyderabad city after Bowenpally kidnap case came into limelight. Land dispute is continuing for the past 60 years from Nizam’s time Mir Osman Ali Khan (7th Nizam). In his name 450 acres were registered through a ‘farmana.’ But after that Jagir system was abolished and land was taken over by government. The only link document available up to now was the one issued by Nizam governments of 1929, but argument started with how can Nizam successors purchased it after the ‘farmana’ was passed.
Land changed hands
It was full of hills and rocks and no one came forward to make assignment deed also. Government took over the land and kept in prohibited land section. Slowly poor and middle class people started migrating into that area and started occupying building small houses. Then they subdivided land into plots and sold out as plots. First venture was started by Kabeeruddin Khan who sold per square yards at Rs. 15.116 acres were purchased by C. Kalyan and Mumbai based Syrus Investments. They again made a resale and the land changed hands for few years.
Land grabbers, factionists enter the scene
After Hitech City foundation stone was laid in 1990, the eyes of land grabbers and factionists fell on the land which led to murders and kidnaps. The murder of realtor Hari Babu was an example for this in 1997. Land dispute between Akhilapriya and Praveen kumar also led to murders earlier. Prabhakar Naidu and Sekhar Naidu were brutally murdered in separate incidents related to this dispute. Later on story turned into fake mutations and realtors’ ventures and after that government entered the scene claiming that it owns the land.
High Court of Telangana delivered a judgement on a dispute regarding Hafeezpet survey No. 80 which is said to be a landmark one as it gave relief to thousands of property owners. The judgement says the land does not belong to the government and directed authorities to mutate lands immediately in favour of individuals or companies and allow for registrations. If any further doubts arise, they are permitted to conduct surveys in Survey No. 80 according to wish of property owners, judgement further said.
This judgement is a slap in the face of Telangana government as it repeatedly attempted to claim ownership of land, particularly survey No. 80, with series of cases in HC which court felt is a nagging move by Govt.
Division bench directs officials
Division Bench comprising Justice M.S. Ramachandra Rao and T. Amarnath Goud directed concerned authorities to do mutation of properties of individuals or companies who have been on hold for the past few years and granted permission to those who want to go for construction. Until now, construction was not allowed by authorities claiming that it was a government land.
Residents expressed happiness at the judgement of HC. They said that the government did not bother to file counter affidavit for years thus causing hurdle for justice. High Court further said that the State’s claim to the lands covered by the preliminary decree in CS 14 of 1958 including Hafeezpet village has failed and at this point of time it is not open to the State of Telangana to make any claim to the land in Hafeezpet village. HC also directed govt. officials to solve the long pending border dispute between Hafeezpet and Kondapur with a detailed survey.
Wakf Board Vs Sai Pawan Estates
A judgment on a dispute related to the ownership of 50 acres of land between Wakf board and Sai Pawan Estates was also delivered. It was pending for 38 years. HC dismissed the claims of Wakf board on the ownership of 50 acres as division bench said that as per rules the wakf created before the commencement of wakf act 1995 and should be registered within three months after the Act came into force. The high court pointed out that it was registered under the Act in 2013 though wakf claimed to have taken the possession of Hafeezpet land in 1955.