Wakf Board to move Supreme Court for contempt against Lanco

DECCAN CHRONICLE | S.A. ISHAQUI
Published Nov 30, 2015, 10:19 am IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 10:16 pm IST
Lanco publicises sale of villas ignoring Supreme Court order to mention ‘Wakf land’
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Hyderabad: The Telangana State Wakf Board has decided to move a contempt petition against Lanco Hills Technology Park Pvt Ltd for creating third party interests by selling flats and villas at its Lanco Hills Project in the city without informing buyers about the Supreme Court direction with regard to the land on which the project is located.

According to the Board, it has noticed that the company was advertising the sale of flats and villas without mentioning the Supreme Court observations that the land on which the Lanco Hills Project was located belonged to the Dargah Hazrath Hussain Shah Vali under the jurisdiction of the Wakf Board.

 

Explaining the case, Mr Syed Omar Jaleel, competent authority of the Board and special officer of the minority welfare department told this newspaper that the Wakf Tribunal had earlier, in an order, specified the actual owners of the land. Aggrieved by the findings of Wakf Tribunal, the Lanco Hills Technology Park moved a civil revision petition before the Hyderabad High Court. However, the HC had upheld the tribunal’s order.

While dismissing the revision petition, the HC pointed out, “There is prima facie case to hold that the land is Wakf land. In this background if the petitioner is allowed to alienate the land as rightly observed by the Wakf Tribunal, it would certainly multiply litigation une-ndingly as third party interests would certainly come into the picture.”

 

Lanco Hills Technology Park challenged the HC order before the Supreme Court in 2012 and the apex court stayed the orders of the HC and the tribunal.

 

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