Actor-producer Nagarjuna Akkineni has knocked on the High Court’s door against revenue officials move to mark his N Convention Centre as “illegal construction”. Challenging the government authorities, Nagarjuna has moved on Lunch Motion Petition (which is treated as emergency and the case is heard on the same day after lunch) on Monday. N3 Enterprises representative Nalla Preetham, who took lease of N Convention Centre, filed similar petition. After hearing on both petitions, Justice A. Rajasekhar Reddy has directed officials to maintain Status Quo on the N Convention Centre. The case has been postponed for Tuesday (Today).
It’s Completely Legal
Nagarjuna claimed that N Convention Centre was purchased legally. In his petition, Nag stated: “Gurukul Ghatkesar Trust president B. kishanlal had sold the land to one party in 1982 and I bought 27000 square metres area from them legally. We have built compound wall in it only with the approval of HUDA. As per the rules and regulations, we took licence from GHMC to build Function Hall there and have been paying all taxes.”
Nagarjuna explained in his petition that he even applied for BRS (Building Regulaisation Scheme). Nag pointed out that he had approached High Court earlier to act fast on his BRS application and not to take any action against his N Convention Centre. Nag said that all those petitions are in pending in High Court. Nag also said that the function hall has been booked by many for various parties.
Not under Buffer Zone
Nag said that he came to knew about it only after officials have marked his N Conventionn Centre is under “Buffer Zone”. He expressed his surprise over Officials “for not deciding on buffer zone” from 1992 (when he bought the land) to till date. Nagarjuna stated that he was not served any notices by officials but acting on their own. Nagarjuna alleged that it is “injustice and unconstitutional”.
Nag stated, “If a lake is 10 hectares or more than that, buffer zone would be marked as 30 metres. As per records and HMDA website, Tummidikunta lake is below 10 hectares and hence my N Convention Centre construction don’t come under the purview of buffer zone.” Nag raised questions over officials’ latest markings on buffer zone.
Looks like, Nag is leaving no stone unturned to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, the matter is in court. High Court will further hear the case today. Stay tuned.