Saturday, June 19, 2021

SC squashes TS pleas on Hafeezpet lands

  • Dismisses the State Government’s plea on ownership of Hafeezpet Lands
  • Telangana Govt repeatedly attempted to claim ownership of land
  • Earlier HC delivered judgement that survey No. 80 does not belong to govt.

Hyderabad: Its for the 7th time, Supreme Court dismissed the Telangana Government’s contention of ownership of the Hafeezpet lands, particularly of Survey Nos 78, 80. On Wednesday, Supreme Court division bench dismissed Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by government against High Court order. HC order said that the lands do not belong to State Government and directed GHMC officials to sanction building permissions and to mutate the lands immediately on owners’ name which is pending for a long time. This judgement was challenged by State Govt. in Supreme Court. Justice Sanjay Kaul dismissed the SLP by saying that they are not inclined to interfere with the impugned order.

With this order, once again State Government lost the case on Hafeezpet lands. Two cases pertaining to Hafeezpet lands, one in granting permission to buildings and other registration of properties in survey No. 78 and 80 came against the Government.
High Court issued interim order on survey No.78 to 80 which was challenged by state Government in Apex Court. As per interim order, the prohibitory order on Survey No. 78 to 80 should be deleted as the HC felt that copy of Gazette notification issued in the prohibitory register under Section 22A of the Registration Act was not furnished by Special GP. High Court directed Government to file a counter on this, but Telangana State Govt preferred a Special Leave petition in the SC instead of pursuing it in HC.

Also Read: Hafeezpet Survey No 80, not of Telangana Govt: HC

Supreme Court finally said that the impugned order being in the nature of an interim order, and that too passed on October 1st, 2019, we are not inclined to interfere under Article 136 of the Constitution of India.

This is for the 7th time State Govt lost the case in court and Hafeezpet people and land owners expressed happiness over the court verdict. They are now requesting to keep an end to this so that they can move forward with construction of own houses, Hafeezpet land dispute is almost running in court from past few years and land owners are at standstill without a step forward. Land rates in that area have reached peak now and the eye of land grabbers and land mafia fell on the area which is creating tense situation for the buyers.

Recently we have seen a kidnap case of former Hockey cricket player at Bowenpally where political leaders of Kurnool were involved for the land related to Survey No 80. It is better for Government to mutate land to the owners so that they can live happily in future.

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