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VINESH.S., S/O.BABU S.S v. SECRETARY,PERUMBAVOOR MUNICIPALITY - WP(C) No. 12796 of 2007(W)  RD-KL 15062 (6 August 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMWP(C) No. 12796 of 2007(W)
1. VINESH.S., S/O.BABU S.S,
2. THE VILLAGE OFFICER,
3. THE DISTRICT COLLECTOR,
1. SECRETARY,PERUMBAVOOR MUNICIPALITY
For Petitioner :SRI.A.B.JALEEL
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice K.M.JOSEPH
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W.P.(C).No.12796 OF 2007
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Dated this the 6th day of August, 2007
Petitioner has approached this court challenging Ext.P4. Petitioner seeks a direction to the first respondent to issue building permit to him immediately without having zonal exemption as the property of the petitioner is land and not a paddy field on the basis of Exts.P1 to P3.
2. I heard counsel for the petitioner and the learned counsel for the local authority also. Learned counsel for the local authority points out that the local authority cannot grant zonal exemption. He would submit that property of the petitioner is actually Nilam. Learned counsel for the petitioner on the other hand submits that the land in question is not Nilam and therefore Ext.P4 is without any basis. Petitioner relies on Exts.P1 to P3. Having regard to all facts, the writ petition is disposed of as follows: The first respondent will afford an opportunity of being WPC No.12796/07 2 heard to the petitioner. It is open to the petitioner to produce such documents which he wishes to rely on to show that the land in question is not Nilam before the first respondent. Thereafter, the first respondent will consider and take a decision in the matter and communicate the same within a period of three weeks from the date of hearing the petitioner. The entire process will be completed within a period of six weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of this judgment. In view of the view taken by this court that it is not open to the local authority to grant zonal exemption, I am not inclined to quash Ext.P4. But, ofcourse, if it is found by the local authority that the land in question is not a paddy field, the application of the petitioner for building permit will be dealt with on the basis of the decision.
(K.M.JOSEPH, JUDGE)sv. WPC No.12796/07 3
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