Chandy Govt may challenge HC direction on Munnar land

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014,19:11 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said his government would explore all possibilities to file a review petition or go on appeal against the Kerala High Court Division Bench’s direction to return the land seized by the government in Munnar to the respective owners.
Addressing the media after a high-level meeting in this regard here, he said the government did not receive the copy of court verdict and after receiveing the same necessary actions in this regard would be taken.    It was becasue of adverse remarks against the government by the Court, the government was considering to approach the court in this regard, he said adding that the government, however, had no lapses in presenting the Munnar land cases in the court.   Mr Chandy said the government would evacuate the illegal possession of land in Muinnar, which lands had no legal complications and would also expediate steps to seize the land, where there were no court stay orders.    Stating that the UDF government had not scuttled the Munnar illegal encroachment, he claimed that  it was the current government was presented the case more effectiely than the previous LDF government in the court.
However, the government would not demolish the buildings in the encroachment land, he added.
Allowing a batch of petitions by affected parties, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice A M Shaffique directed the government to give back possession of resumed land to the respective owners.