THE ADDITIONAL District Judge of Mhow court R K Joshi rejected the appeals of two other bungalows yesterday paving the way for the Army authorities to legally take them over and demolish the existing buildings after evacuating the residents.
Senior advocate of the Defence Ministry Mohanlal Sharma told Hindustan Times that the owners of Bungalow number 1 and 40, Col Vishnupant and Vimla Sharma respectively had appealed in the Mhow Court against the resumption orders of the court of Defence Estates Officer (DEO) which were rejected by the Mhow court terming the resumption orders as legal.
Defending the action of the DEO, Sharma told the court that after defeated by British Army the Holkars gave the land for Mhow cantonment to the British Army as per the Mandsaur treaty. The British gave this land to the bungalow owners on lease stating that the land could be taken back on one-month’s notice by the Army.
As of now, the Defence Ministry needs the land so the DEO is taking back the said land after giving the notices of Public Premises (PP) Act. Joshi rejected the appeals of the applicants terming the resumption orders of the DEO as legal and the orders of the lower court of P C Gupta.