Row over the land deal, CMD “Irfan Razack” Prestige Group and Revenue Department Come Face to Face

CMD “Irfan Razack” Prestige Group is  going to court against the choice of Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner V Shankar to recover 3.23 acres of land of area in Pattandur Agrahara.  Prestige Group is building a project In this area, all developments have been stalled currently. The land in question is said to be rightfully owned by Prestige Group. Their claims to the land are, however, refuted by the Revenue Department.

In an announcement, chairman of Prestige Irfan Razack said he had been exhorted that the Revenue Department has not followed the defined set of procedure of law in assuming control over the area from Prestige Group on Monday. “Due to the ruckus caused because of the lawsuit, the project has been delayed, which was in the last stage and was nearing the completion. Without reference to any of the prior procedures and without notification to any gatherings the delay is unlawful. The DC and the Revenue Department have apparently settled down to accept the procedures set by suo moto, for the time being.”

He said in consideration with the order passed by the Revenue Department on May 22, the DC made a move to recover the claims on the land on Monday by notifying the media, “which is uncalled for and grievous. They are single-minded about taking the action against the department. They will not bend over to such audacious moves and will retaliate with just measures as the law suggests”.

The recuperated area is encompassed by property claimed by Joy Ice Creams (Bangalore) Pvt Ltd. As per Irfan Razack, the area had been rented to Joy Ice Cream for a long time in 1989. In 2005, Joy Ice Cream connected to the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) for area apportioning and an outright deal deed without conditions was executed for 5.3 crore in July 2006. Euphoria Ice Cream obtained total responsibility for 3.5 acres of land in the district. Afterwards, Joy Ice Cream traded its area to Prestige Group, Irfan Razack said, generating all the commotion and disorder regarding the title of the ownership of the land.

He added that Prestige Group had connected to the BDA and the BBMP for private arrangement endorsements, which were awarded to them in 2009. Different approvals like change of area utilization to residential classification too were received through the bureaucratic proceedings. “While taking the agreement for consent from the BDA, a NOC was looked for by Joy Ice Cream and KIADB had issued the same when the demand was made for the same. Thus completing the checklist for all the obligatory permits.” Irfan Razack said.

Bengaluru Urban Deputy Commissioner V Shankar couldn’t  come to by means of telephone or SMS for remarks on the matter. Thus the air on the issue is still uncertain until the next official statement made by the civic body or Prestige Group itself.  The case will take its own course in the court of law. As a conscientious resident we just look forward to the justice being served swiftly.

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