Admn takes possession of United Church land | india | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Apr 23, 2018-Monday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Admn takes possession of United Church land

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION today took possession of one acre of Residency Area Authority land situated at 7, Old Sehore Road. The 1,11,949 square feet of land at rear of income tax office building leased out to United Church of Canadian Mission has Scott Memorial Women?s Hostel (Diocese of Bhopal, under Church of North India), residence of warden V K Patlia and servants? quarters. The occupants vacated the three buildings this morning and surrendered the possession to Nazul Officer Vivek Shrotriya.

india Updated: May 05, 2006 14:33 IST

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION today took possession of one acre of Residency Area Authority land situated at 7, Old Sehore Road. The 1,11,949 square feet of land at rear of income tax office building leased out to United Church of Canadian Mission has Scott Memorial Women’s Hostel (Diocese of Bhopal, under Church of North India), residence of warden V K Patlia and servants’ quarters. The occupants vacated the three buildings this morning and surrendered the possession to Nazul Officer Vivek Shrotriya.

The administration wanted to take back possession in February itself. But the warden requested the administration to defer vacating the premises, as the 16 girl hostellers were to appear for college examinations. Conceding to their demand on humanitarian grounds, administration granted them time till April 30, 2006.

The administration had refused to renew the 30-year-old lease to the Mission. There were five claimants who had applied for renewal of the lease but none of them were found to be the authentic. The applicants were Bhopal Diocese Bishop Rt Reverend L Maida, Indian Canadian Presbyterian Mission chairman Dr R Moses, Malwa Church Council, Indian Canadian Presbyterian Mission chairman Solomon Smith and Malwa Church Council secretary Reverend S John.

Their claims were probed on two main grounds. One, whether the applicants had any relation with United Church of Canada Mission and two, whether the lessee obeyed the general clauses of lease deed. The answers to both the points emerged in the negative. The inquiry also concluded that violation of lease clauses were a major obstacle in renewing the lease and therefore the lessor had every right to take back the land.

While the inquiries were on, one of the claimants obtained a stay from Board of Revenue, Madhya Pradesh and another filed a civil suit. “The stay was vacated and the civil court refused to grant temporary injunction,” Shrotriya informed. The administration has handed a portion of this land to traffic police for opening a training centre.