'Rajasthan govt eyes Rajmata's 65k cr property'

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Jaipur, Aug 7: The Rajasthan government on Thursday, Aug 7 has made a move to acquire the properties of late Rajmata Gayatri Devi which it had 'judicially acquired' from the ex-royals over 15 years ago, Times News Network report said.

According to the report, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) on Thursday, Jul 6 carried out a physical verification of the spot against any encroachment in the disputed areas.

Sudhanshu Pant, JDA commissioner said, "We maintain our claim over 322 bighas of land adjoining Rambagh complex. Our team visited Khasra number 116 and 118 and no changes were seen in the acquired area."

JDA also alleged that they had acquired 322-bighas of land in Rambagh complex after paying compensation to the royal family. Out of 322-bighas, JDA could manage to take possession of only 283-bighas and the rest still remains with the ex-royal family, the report said.

The value of the property is estimated to be over Rs 6,500 crore. The JDA also claimed over land of Laxmi Vilas Hotel, Bungalow No-36, a stud farm, a polo ground, a golf course and other small properties in the vicinity. All these properties are part of Rambagh complex.

The report also said that Gayathri Devi had a court stay against the acquisition of the portion of Lily pool land. Interestingly, date of hearing in the Gayatri Devi case was on July 30, a day after she passed away.

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