Hyderabad: The AP High Court on Wednesday directed authorities not to allow any construction on the premises of the Islamic Arabic School, Tondawada village, near Tirupati.
Justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao was dealing with petitions by the Madrasa-e-NiswanIsha-Atul Islam Urdu and Arabic Development Society represented by its president Shaik Nowheera, the Tirumala Tirupati Samrakshna Samiti (TTSS), and S. Muni Gangi Reddy, former sarpanch of Chandragiri.
The management of the school had moved two petitions, one contending that the Tondawada gram panchayat was threatening to demolish the building.
Society asked how 4 extra floors came up
In their first petition, the management of the Islamic Arabic School, Tondawada village, near Tirupati, explained why they had constructed extra floors and were ready to pay the required amount to regularise the floors.
The second writ petition moved by the school management challenged the orders of the district collector directing the local panchayat, with the help of the police, to demolish the portions of the structure which had come up in violation of the sanctioned plan. The judge, however, asked the society to explain how six floors were built when permission was given for ground and first floor.
Expressing concern about the stability of the structure as it was built on land adjacent to a water body, the judge directed that no workers should enter the premises and it was not to be used. The Tirupati Urban Development Authority has to approach the civil engineering department of SV University to asses the stability of the structure.
The judge directed the Tirupati Urban Development Authority and the Tondawada gram panchayat to submit records to ascertain whether notices were given and whether the petitioner society had violated the undertaking and whether the sanctioned plan was violated even for the ground and first floors.
The judge directed the collector to depute the local RDO and the district police superintendent was asked to depute the local DSP and the Tuda to depute a senior official to inspect the site to ascertain whether there were any occupants and if any, to ascertain when they would move out. Justice Rao also expressed concern about the safety of girls who are supposed to be put up in the building and asked how the petitioner society had gone ahead and built the structure.
The counsel for the petitioner society said that there were several buildings of TTD which did not have sanctioned plans and that they were being victimised.
The counsel for Tuda said that the proposal for regularisation had not been submitted to it. It had come through the government and the Tuda had rejected it.
Gangi Reddy moved the plea seeking demolition of the structure contending that the officers had conducted an inquiry and found Kalva Poromoboke was encroached by the management.
Location: Andhra Pradesh