The Supreme Court has clarified that the full rights to the highly valuable 540.30 acres of land at Kukatpally Junction on the banks of the Hyderabad river belong to Udasin Mutt under the Revenue Department. The court on Tuesday gave its latest verdict in the case of Gulf Oil Corporation (Ideal Chemicals) vs. Udasin Mutt.
If we go into the details, Udasin Mutt lands at Kukatpally Y Junction were leased to Gulf Oil Corporation for a period of 99 years in four phases 1964, 1966, 1969, and 1978. However, Gulf Oil Corporation has started a real estate business in an area of 538 acres in these lands located in the buffer zone. Challenging this, the Udasin Mutt approached the Devadaya Section Tribunal. The Tribunal heard this petition and canceled the lease given to Gulf Oil Corporation in the year 2011. Challenging this verdict, Gulf Oil Corporation filed a writ petition in the High Court. That petition was dismissed in 2013. Challenging that too, Gulf Oil Corporation filed a petition in the Supreme Court. In 2013, the Supreme Court ordered the maintenance of the status quo.
Recently, the Supreme Court issued a judgment dismissing this petition. Minister Indrakaran Reddy expressed his joy over this verdict. The officials of the Revenue Department, who fought a long struggle to protect the valuable lands, congratulated the lawyers who argued on behalf of the Revenue Department. He said that the Supreme Court has once again made it clear that the full right to the lands belonging to God belongs only to the credit institutions. With the same spirit, the authorities should work hard to take over the lands of the debt department under encroachment. It is suggested that initiatives should be taken to resolve the pending cases in various courts as per the latest judgment.