Kerala Kaumudi Online
Thursday, 07 December 2023 11.56 PM IST

Backlash to P V Anwar MLA: Irregularity in awarding land agreement for controversial park in Kakkadampoyil


KOZHIKODE: Thamarassery Taluk Land Board has made a serious finding against PV Anwar MLA in the surplus land case. A huge irregularity was discovered in the land agreement for the controversial park in Kakkadampoyil. The Authorized Officer found that the partnership transaction between Anwar and his wife was deliberately prepared to circumvent Section 83 of the KLR Act and to mislead the Land Board.

The rupee stamp used for the partnership firm PVR Entertainment, which was not registered under the Partnership Act, of 1932, was purchased not in the name of the contracting party Anwar and his wife. This is a violation of Section 30 of the Kerala Stamp Act. With this, it has been proved that the park in Kakkadampoyil is operating on surplus land, the complainant KV Shaji said. It was discovered that the partnership firm was started by the name of PVR Entertainments in Kakadampo to circumvent the Land Limitation Act. According to the report, out of 27.23 acres owned by Anwar, 15 acres of land can be confiscated. On perusal of the documents produced by the complainant and the documents received through the District Registrars, P.V. According to Section 87 (1) of the Statutory Family Land Reforms Act, which includes Anwar, his first wife and children, the Land Board had already found that the limit of land that could be held had been crossed on March 23, 2007. According to the High Court order, the landless party in the case and Malappuram District Right to Information Association Coordinator KV Shaji produced attested copies of land documents held by Anwar. The documents of 50.49 acres of land, including those of benami, were produced.

The land board did not consider the benami land purchased in the name of Anwar's driver and manager stating that it was not part of the statutory family. On July 19, 2017, the state land board ordered the chairman of the Thamarassery taluk land board to register a case under the Kerala Land Reforms Act against Anwar and his family for possessing land beyond the limit. But when this order was not implemented, Shaji approached the High Court. On March 20, 2020, the High Court ordered the completion of the process to recover the surplus land of Anwar and his family within six months. When this order was not implemented, the court again approached the High Court with a contempt petition. With this, the High Court ordered on January 13, 2022, that the surplus land should be recovered within five months. Shaji again approached the High Court saying that no action was taken even after one and a half years of the deadline granted by the court. With this, the High Court has resumed the contempt of court case.

The Chairman of the Zonal Land Board and Special Deputy Tehsildar of Tamarassery Taluk Land Board had given an affidavit in the High Court that they would complete the proceedings within three months along with an unconditional apology for the failure to implement the High Court order. The High Court will hear the case again on October 18.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.