JDA i.e. the Jaipur Development Authority, at last, got the ownership rights of approximately 5.6 bighas land on the Tonk road as the Government acquires these plots from the past five decades. The authority is currently facing the financial crunch received this bonus after the Rajasthan High Court passed judgment in its favour.
The land measuring more than 5 bighas is valued around Rs. 150 crores, sources said.
In 1971, the Urban Improvement Trust, Jaipur, acquired the land for the Lal Kothi Scheme and the land acquisition officer took possession of the same. However, the owners of this land sold it to a residential society illegally and since then the Jaipur Development Authority and the society is fighting out the legal battle over possession.
The application of the residential society to regularize Bajaj Nagar Extension Scheme was rejected as the appeal was first made to ADM and then to the Jaipur Development Authority.
In the year 2000, JDA commenced acting against the housing society for trespassing and encroachment. Later in December 2001, the State Government issued an order stating that the Jaipur Development Authority can take possession of the land and can also auction the same if the court does not put up a stay, informed Amit Kuri, the advocate representing JDA said.
However, the housing society challenged the order and approached the high court. In May 2008, the single bench pronounced its verdict in favour on the petition by Vidhyak Nagar Vikas Samiti. After which the Jaipur Development Authority appealed in the division bench and revoked the discussion of the single bench in November 2016.
Following this, the housing society again made an appeal in the court on the basis of not getting the opportunity of hearing and finally managed to bring stay on the auction on December 20 last year.
After hearing both the parties the court passed a verdict of ownership right in favour of JDA and also vacated the stay on auction.