Complex under construction demolished - Pallikaranai
Complex under construction was demolished in Pallikaranai due to unathorised encroachment of 10 acre "meikkal poroboke" land. Home buyers should verify the parent document of the land where their flats are built and make sure it had patta.
The Revenue Department on Tuesday took possession of 10 grounds of land meant for grazing in Pallikaranai on which a commercial complex was being constructed.
Revenue officials said that the person, who was constructing the complex on the land belonging to the government, had applied for patta. When they verified the details of the land, the officials found that it was classified as ‘meikkal poromboke,' a land meant for cattle grazing.
Thereafter, a notice was issued to the person under Section 7 of the Tamil Nadu Land Encroachment Act, 1905, stating that the building was being constructed without proper permission and sought his reply within 15 days. As he did not give a written reply, the Department issued a notice under Section 6 of the Act asking him to vacate. Since the encroacher did not vacate on his own, the building was demolished on the basis of orders from the Kancheepuram District Collector, the officials said.
After the demolition, a notice board was installed stating that the land belonged to the State government and anyone found occupying it unauthorisedly would be punished.
Revenue Department officials, led by the Sholinganallur tahsildar, R.Gnanasundaram, RDO Tambaram M.Ettiappan, Revenue Inspector Pallikaranai P.K.Rama and VAO Pallikaranai A.N.Panneerselvam were present during the operation. They were aided by a posse of police personnel.
Sources said the property, situated in a prime locality on Velachery Main Road, was valued around Rs.10 crore as per the guideline value.
Officials said that a few months ago, one acre of ‘eri poromboke' was also taken into possession in the Pallikaranai area. “They had illegally fenced off the land saying that it would be used as a playground for members of an association,” the officials said.