Published On : Mon, Dec 18th, 2017

Plea against giving Mahagenco’s land at Khaparkheda to Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan

Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan
Nagpur: A public interested litigation has been filed in Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court against the allotment of 10 acres land belonging to Mahagenco to Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan at Khaparkheda. The land was reportedly reserved for development plan of the lake. Mahagenco had worked under political pressure to transfer the land without any valid procedure, says the petition filed by Janardhan Moon, President of Nagari Hakka Saurakshan Manch.

The petition alleged that land was allotted to the school management for construction of CBSE school without any valid board resolution, nor the change of user was done. Apart from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Moon has also made the Maharashtra government, Mahagenco (Chief Engineer), both Civil and O & M, Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Nagpur Improvement Trust and State Information Commissioner as respondents.

Moon has alleged that the government land was granted to private unaided CBSE school without public auction or resolution. The concerned government land is situated at Khaparkheda in Kamptee Taluka, bearing survey no. 78 and PH No 14.

A copy of 7/12 extract shows that the land is reserved in the development plan for the lake. Moon has alleged that Managenco Chief Engineer has given the land under pressure from Bawankule.

In his petition, Moon has pointed out that Nagpur Improvement Trust has given only in principle approval to the building plan of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan. NIT has observed that the proposal for layout plan can only be considered after sanction of development plan by the state government, since the land is meant for water resource and agricultural purpose.

The petition contended that the state government or any of its representative cannot allot the government land to any private institution without there being any public auction. This is contrary to the law settled by the Suprement Court, said the petition.

Moon alleged that Energy Minister has misused his power to allot the land without following any constitutional procedure.

He has appealed for an inquiry into the entire procedure.