Advocate-General Vijay Narayan told a division bench that the counsel of Deepa and Deepak had been informed about the cost they have to bear, but there has been no response from them.
The Bill which replaced the ordinance promulgated on May 22 has key modifications in many provisions. The Bill was moved by Information Minister Kadambur Raju and was passed by a voice vote.
Deepak said the house was used for celebrating functions and family events. His aunt never had any plans of converting it into a memorial but the government has taken steps to acquire it, he added.
The Advocate General said the plea had to be filed in the city civil court and not the High Court. "There is no case as the compensation amount is already deposited in the city civil court," he said.
Of the amount, Rs 36.9 crore would go to the Income Tax department as Jayalalithaa owed the amount. The balance amount of Rs 31 crore would be shared by Deepa and Deepak who are her niece and nephew.
"We welcome the verdict accepting us (Deepa and Deepak) as legal heirs of the former Chief Minister," J Deepa, niece of Jayalalithaa, told The New Indian Express.
The court said that the former CM's niece J Deepa and nephew J Deepa are her class II legal heirs and only a portion of the property can be converted to a memorial if required.
Referring to creation of anti-land grabbing wing within the police department by Amma, Palaniswami said that the initiative was aimed at crackdown on large-scale land grabbing allegedly by DMK cadre.
CM honours nine-year-old for work towards plastic ban, hands over documents for depositing Rs 25,000 each to 14 girls enrolled in Girl Child Protection Scheme
Justice S Vaidyanathan gave the direction on a petition by a woman, who claimed herself to be the biological daughter of Jayalalithaa.
IAS officer A Ramalingam, one of the former secretaries of the late Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, who deposed before the Arumugasamy inquiry commission on Tuesday, allegedly said that he met Jayalal
Senior counsel of V K Sasikala, Raja Senthoor Pandian said Jayalalithaa had affixed her thumb impression not in the capacity of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, but as the general secretary only.
The PILs were filed by DMK MLA J Anbazhagan, advocate S Duraisamy, PMK advocate K Balu, activist ‘Traffic’ K R Ramaswamy and one C Kumaran.
Ayyappan also claimed that on September 22, 2016, when Jayalalithaa was not well and postponed her day’s engagements, Sasikala and Dr Sivakumar insisted on her going to the hospital, but she refused.
All digital banners erected across the city in view of the birth anniversary of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, have been removed, the government informed the Madras High Court on Monday.