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Cancellation of lease: HC grants interim relief to BBTCL

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

In a relief to the Limited (BBTCL), the has restrained officials from interfering with lawful operation of its tea estate in district consequent to an order of the government cancelling the lease of over 8,000 acres.

Justice V Parthiban gave the interim injunction effective till February 21 on a fresh writ petition filed by the plantation company and posted the matter to that day for further hearing.

The petitioner sought the temporary injunction after the had on January 30 cancelled the 99-year lease of land given to the company valid till February 2028 for alleged violation of lease conditions.

The court, in its order last week, restrained the land administration and forest department officials in any manner interfering with the lawful operation of the tea estate, including the company's rights of ingress and egress and movement of men and materials for its business.

On another related petition, the impleaded the conservator of forests, the field of Ambasamudram in district.

The judge, however, noted that there was no need to pass any interim order till the next date of hearing (February 21) since a division bench had earlier kept in abeyance the commissioner of land administration's order cancelling the lease on another petition by the company.

In view of the direction by the bench, no further interim order need to be passed in the present writ petition, Justice Parthiban said.

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First Published: Sun, February 17 2019. 21:20 IST