HYDERABAD: A single judge bench of Justice Annireddy Abhishek Reddy of the Telangana High Court ordered the government and the TS Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC) not to finalise the bids related to Friday’s auction of Plot No 17 in Survey No. 41/14, measuring 1.99 acres in Khanamet village of Serilingampally mandal.
The judge ordered them not to finalise the bid for this piece of land and directed status quo with regard to the nature of the land till further orders. Justice Reddy made it clear that the auction will be subjected to the result of the writ petition.
Justice Reddy was dealing with the petition filed by one Sangamala Chakravarthy and three others, urging the court not to stop the auction. Their contention was that the particular piece of land was being used as a graveyard since their ancestors’ time. They also submitted some photographs supporting their contentions. However, they did not make the revenue department, the GHMC or any other local authority as the respondents to their contentions. Only the Telangana state industries department and TSIIC were made respondents.
Ramana Rao, counsel for the industries department, and TSIIC counsel L. Prabhakar Reddy sought time to provide details when the court inquired about the nature of land. With that, the court issued status quo orders adjourned the case to August 5. The petitioners were directed to make the revenue department and the GHMC as respondents to submit their contentions.
In another petition, related to the July 15 Kokapet land auction, 210 petitioners approached the High Court on Thursday seeking to stay the auction of Neopolis Layout. The petitioners' contention was that they were issued house pattas on the land in 2007 and 2008, but possession was not handed over to them by forming the layout.
However, a bench headed by Justice P. Naveen Rao did not give any interim orders. It sought the stand of the government as to whether the petitioners were entitled for house pattas as of now, as the government had changed the policy of issuing housing pattas in the GHMC area or if the government can accommodate them in two-bedroom houses. The court also sought details of how much time it would take for the government to provide them houses, by September 9.