In a significant Judgment, The Tripura High Court today directed that the state government was at liberty to use the “Rose Valley” building, erected at the adjacent of Rabindra Shatabarshiki Bhavan, “free of any charges” until another plea that was pending in the district Court came to a legal conclusion.
Speaking to this newsman, Advocate General Arun Kanti Bhwomik said, the High Court division Bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Arindam Lodh today ordered the Sub-divisional magistrate to hand over the keys of the building to the concerned authorities of the state government—Urban Development Department (UDD) within 15 days. Earlier, he added, the court find the building fit for use of the state government and from now the government could use the building without paying any charges to the owner until the legal proceedings of a separate petition filed by the government pending in the District Court ended.
He also said, the Court, comes to this conclusion, as the Rose Valley was not responding to repeated notices served by the high Court since last few years. And, the building, on the other hand, was left abandoned, perhaps, as misspend of a created asset. There were also legal battles fought earlier between the Municipal Corporation and the Rose valley regarding the “Occupancy Certificate” of the property.
He also informed that due to the legal complications, the Sub-divisional magistrate was made the custodian of the property that was entrusted to the state government today.