Lata moves HC over govt notice on sale of property on her land

Mangeshka has sought quashing and setting aside the 4 January notice issued by the Competent Authority under the Land Ceiling Act.

The state government sought time to file reply and the matter has been adjourned for hearing in December.

Mangeshkar owned land admeasuring 38,623 square metres in Kolhapur and wanted to give it to Vikesh Oswal for the development of residential and commercial tenements. However, Competent Authority under the Urban Land Ceiling (ULC) Act had declared 23,889 square metres land as surplus.

Mangeshkar then proposed a scheme under section 20 of ULC Act which was approved by authorities on 2 July, 2007. The scheme envisaged giving some houses to government at subsided rates. However, she did not execute the scheme as ULC Act was repealed in November 2007, the petition, filed by her, said.
The singer executed an agreement with Oswal and also gave him a power of attorney in respect of development of that land in lieu of Rs 4.5 crore. By that agreement, Oswal secured the right to construct residential and commercial units and he procured Floor Space Index to build tenements on that land in order to sell them.
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