Company recovers 5.2 acres from educational facility
The Chennai Corporation on Saturday demolished structures developed on its land by the management of an educational institution in Kottur along the banks of the Adyar and reclaimed 5.2 acres of land.
Officials headed by the commissioner of the company G. Prakash took possession of 5.2 acres of the Society of the Brothers of St. Patrick.
“We got the land back after a long legal battle. We are going to make good use of the land, ”Prakash said.
Company officials in the Adyar area said they demolished parts of the Patrician College of Arts and Sciences run by the Company.
City officials used heavy machinery to eventually demolish the structures after students opposed the demolition for some time.
A few years ago, city officials launched the campaign to reclaim the company’s land after officials discovered that the land had been purchased by the company through Registered Deed No. 435/56 on the 3rd March 1956.
In said document, the Company had purchased 12.95 acres at number 2/1, 5.1 acres at number 2 / 2A and 1.61 acres at 2 / 2B in the village of Kottur.
Although the Society of the Brethren of St. Patrick, in the petition for review to the Madras High Court, claimed that the Chennai Society document had nothing to do with the property, it was unable to to prove it.
Even though the educational institution claimed that the land had been purchased in 1885 and 1886, it was unable to justify the lack of records in its name in any of the tax records relating to the village of Kottur. .
However, part of the land mentioned in the document dated September 20, 1886, had been duly registered in the name of a Dr Colgen under the patta of the village of Ooroor, according to a note given to the previous mayor by the legal unit of the Corporation. According to city officials, the Company has not explained the reasons why it has remained silent on the recording for so long and has not taken the opportunity offered to it by the Land Survey and Boundaries Act. from Tamil Nadu.
In the absence of entries in the revenue registers in favor of the Company at any time, the Company’s request for patta turned out to be unsustainable.
After posting a notice last month, city officials led by the company’s commissioner inspected the land on Saturday.
Later that day, authorities demolished a few structures, including the perimeter wall.