HC refuses to quash show cause notice on Agri Horticultural Society over prime land

Updated: Nov 26 2022 8:43PM

Chennai, Nov 26 (PTI) The Madras High Court has rejected a plea from the Agri Horticultural Society to quash a notice issued by the Tamil Nadu government in 2006 to show cause related to taking back prime land worth Rs 5,000 crore in Chennai given to it.

The court on Friday questioned why the society should not be superseded and the vast land given to it by the state government several decades ago not be taken back.

Justice N Sathish Kumar declined to quash the notice, and directed the petitioner society, by its secretary V Krishnamurthy, to approach the civil court to decide the title of the property situated on Cathedral Road, said to be worth about Rs 5,000 crore.