Rajmahal land case: JDA appeals in high court


The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) on Thursday appealed in the Rajasthan High Court against the lower court order on September 6 asking the JDA to restore status quo ante on its action taken on August 24 at the Sujan Rajmahal Palace hotel land.

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The ADJ court had further directed the JDA to reconstruct all the structures it demolished on the hotel land on August 24 within one month at its own cost. 

Additional district judge (court-11) Kailash Chandra Mishra asked the nazir (a court official) to file compliance report on action taken by JDA in pursuance of Tuesday's court order on September 20. 

The JDA had taken control of Rajmahal Palace's more than 12 bigha land and sealed its gates, including the main entrance, on August 24, even as the ex-royal family claimed that the lower court had decreed the said land in its favour in 2011 and JDA action was violation of the decree and contempt of the court order.

As the enraged ex-royals took out a public rally against the JDA action on September 1, the BJP high command intervened and a truce was brokered between chief minister Vasundhara Raje and Rajmatha Padmini Devi. 

The hotel main gate was subsequently reopened on September 4. However, the ADJ court has come as a major set back to the JDA which decided to challenge the order in the high court.

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