Hyderabad: An HC bench comprising acting CJ Dilip B. Bhosale and Justice S.V. Bhatt directed AP and TS to dispose of claims regarding properties falling under Section 22-A of the Stamps and Registration Act within four months in accordance with a full bench judgement of the court.
A full bench had ordered both the states on December 23, 2015 to constitute a committee comprising the principal secretary to revenue and the director of survey and land records and a retired district judge to consider the grievances of persons affected by notifications issued under Section 22 A of the Act placing certain lands in the prohibitory list. Keeping in view the observations of the full bench regarding cases of refusal to register by Sub Registrars. the bench decided around 1,600 appeals and petitions. The division bench ordered the endowments, revenue departments and the Wakf Boards of both states to prepare a list of prohibited properties and forward them to SROs within the time limit set by the bench.
The bench ordered both the states to issue a notification under Section 22 A (1) if they wanted to place lands which were assigned in 1954 and said the aggrieved parties were at liberty to challenge such notifications before court.
The bench said that after compiling the lists of prohibitory properties petitioners can place their documents before SROs and the SROs should either register the property or reject the documents as per the full bench order....