On Friday, Gurukul Ghatakesar Trust lands located near the Hitec City took a new turn as the Hyderabad High Court refused to review its orders passed in 2009, holding that the lands belong to the Trust. It is mentioned that many actors and politicians had constructed houses on the land. A division bench of the High Court on September 9, 2012 ruled that entire 627 acres of the Trust property stands restored to the Trust.
The government has submitted that it was not in a position to purchase the lands as it will mean a burden on the exchequer. The purchased owners said that they have purchased that land for huge amounts. A division bench comprising Justice Vilas V. Afzulpurkar and Justice B. Siva Sankara Rao dismissed the review petitions.
Establish PCB appeal tribunal:
On Friday, the Hyd HC directed both governments to take immediate steps to set up the authority within three weeks. A division bench holding Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar was dealing with a batch of petitions challenging some private factories challenging the closure orders.
On May 9, 2014, one of the petitioner’s submitted that the closure orders circulated by the PCB was without considering the objections and submissions that were already sub-judice before the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Appellate Tribunal. The bench directed the state governments to take steps for constitution of appellate tribunals