CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Wednesday restrained Sri Ramachandra Educational and Health Trust from carrying out any construction activity on a seven acre plot it purchased from TN Housing Board in Tiruvanmiyur.
Justice V Ramasubramanian granted the injunction while passing interim orders on a writ petition from advocate T Kalaimani of the same area.
Any construction activity carried out by the Trust on the land in Tiruvanmiyur will be at its own risk and the same will not confer any right upon it, the judge said. “If it carries out any activity, it cannot claim equity at the end of the day,” the judge said.
According to the petitioner, the TN Housing Board had acquired the land for Tiruvanmiyur Neighbourhood Extension scheme to provide housing plots to middle and lower income groups. The petitioner applied for allotment of a plot under the public quota for social workers in August, 2008. While so, he came to know that the TNHB on July 1 this year had passed a resolution to sell the land in question to Sri Ramachandra Trust and subsequently sold it.
The petitioner contended that the transaction was done in a hurried and secret manner. Instead of selling the land in public auction after due notification, the Board sold it to the Trust in July last. The execution of the sale deed at the South Chennai Registration Office at Saidapet was arbitrary and illegal, the petitioner alleged.