Mutation of Aranmula land nixed

Published: 03rd December 2012 09:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd December 2012 09:13 AM   |  A+A-

In a decision that will have far-reaching consequences,  the District Collector has cancelled the ‘pokku varavu’ (mutation) of land under the custody of KGS Group, promoters of the controversial Aranmula airport project.

Collector V N Jithendran told Express that the directive to this effect was given to the revenue authorities for the land measuring around 150 acres at Mallappuzhassery.

The decision on the ‘pokku varavu’ cancellation was taken in view of the irregularities in the land records and violation of land laws.

Asked about the inquiry ordered by the Land Revenue Commissioner into a memorandum submitted by Thiruvaranmula Paithruka Grama Samrakshana Samiti patron Kummanam Rajasekharan, Jithendran said he received the order last week and was studying it.

Rajasekharan had sought the immediate cancellation of mutation of the land transferred to the KGS Group by Kalamannil Abraham, chairman of the Mount Zion Group, citing that the land owned by Abraham was in violation of the Land Ceiling Act and Land Use Act. 

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