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Tripura Neer Mahal ownership claim: Royal scion threatens to move SC
AGARATALA | JAN 7, 2019:
Tripura royal scion Pradyot Kishore Debbarman today warned to move Supreme Court to get back the ownership of lone water palace of eastern India – Neermahal, after the high court of Tripura entrusted the ownership to the state government.
Pradyot, in a social media post stated- "Neer Mahal – I challenge the govt to provide one Legal document to suggest that my father 'gifted' Neer Mahal to them , also I am glad that finally the state government has admitted that no money was ever paid for Neer Mahal to my father or my family . I will challenge the matter in Supreme Court but I must ask one question to all if the erstwhile royal family cannot protect their private property then what hope does a poor person have . Crores have been spent on legal cases ,my father is no longer with me and my mother is 75 years old – Justice delayed is Justice denied, And I will not compromise".
Earlier, a division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice Akil Kureshi, Akil Abdulhamid Kureshi and Justice Arindam Lodh in a judgment rejected the claim of Tripura royal family and opined that they had no ownership rights on the 6 acre land including the surrounding lake and Neermahal palace is state's property.
In an appeal case, representing the state government Advocate General Arun Kanti Bhowmik speaking with the media persons expressed his satisfaction over the High Court's order and claimed that the property solely belongs to Tripura government.