Hyderabad: The State Wakf Tribunal dismissed the petition filed by Hinduja National Power Corporation Ltd challenging its ex-parte verdict on the sale deed the corporation had concluded with the State Wakf Board for buying 1122 acre land belonging to Hazrath Syed Ali Ishaq Madani Auliya Dargah in Visakhapatnam.
According to sources, the dismissal of the petition means that the tribunal judgment of December 13, 2010 cancelling the sale deed between Wakf Board and the HNPCL over the dargah land remains valid. The corporation has the option to approach the high court for redressing their grievance.
The counsel for the HNPCL had filed an affidavit on January 11, 2011 in the tribunal and argued that the notices which are said to have been served by the Tribunal to his client, were in fact addressed to an officer who had resigned and left the organization. The address of the corporation given by the tribunal was also wrong. Therefore, he claimed that the notices sent by the tribunal were in reality never served on his client. Therefore, the tribunal is appealed to set aside its ex-parte judgment.
S Abdul Ghaffar, counsel for MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi, countered that the HNPCL counsel did not file any documentary evidence in support of his argument, therefore his petition should not be maintained. TOI