Mysuru: In a major setback to State Government, Supreme Court upheld the Karnataka High Court verdict over the 1,536 acres of lands of erstwhile Mysuru Royal family.
Supreme Court divisional bench passed the verdict on Thursday quashing the appeal of Karnataka Government challenging the HC order. The 1,536 acres of lands are spread over Kurubarahalli, Alanahalli and Chowdalli in Mysuru.
Supreme Court order reaffirms that those lands belong to Mysuru Royal Family. The lands cover Lalithamahal Palace area, Helipad, Government schools, Colleges and Karanji Lake, Zoo and other properties under Kurubarahalli Survey number.
High court had ordered the district administration to provide khatha to property owners and another case in this regard is pending for hearing on December 7.
The case history goes back to 2015 as the then district administration declared those lands as Kharab land. The current land owners went to court and questioned the order of the district administration.
According to 1950 treaty between Government of India and Mysuru Royal Family it is clearly mentioned that those lands belong to royal family and the state. Government’s records were misguiding, Supreme Court stated.
– Team Mysoorunews