HC relief for resort owned by Lad family

The High Court on Wednesday directed the State government not to demolish the Amazing Valley Resort near Sandur in Bellary district owned by a relative of Congress MLA from Bellary City, Anil Lad.

Hearing a petition by Rajani A Lad, challenging the acquisition of land belonging to the resort owned by her, a division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice Ashok B Hinchigeri directed not to demolish the resort or utilise the land for any other purpose.

The direction came following the government’s submission that it had recovered more than three acres of encroached forest land. The respondents, however, contended that the land in question has been handed over to forest department only after 1985 and before that it was vested with the revenue department.

RTO fined 

The High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on a regional transport  officer from Tumkur for delaying the issuance of Fresh Registration Certificate, which was necessary to clear the bank loan taken by the petitioner. 

 Justice B S Patil disposed of a petition by C V Varalakshmi seeking a compensation of Rs 10 lakh as damages due to the inordinate delay in issuing FRC.

The petitioner had purchased a bus by obtaining a loan from Karnataka Bank. Unable to return the loan, she wrote to bank requesting the latter to sell the vehicle and adjust the money raised from it to the loan. The petitioners then applied for FRC to the RTO. Varalakshmi moved the High Court when the official delayed in issuing the FRC.

Orders reserved 

The High Court  has reserved its orders on a petition by land owners seeking compensation for the lands lost for road widening work between Gulbarga, Shahbad and Bidar.

The petitioners contended that they are the original land owners and not encroachers as claimed by the district authorities.

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