Resident's welfare association of my building has developed a tennis court on the kharab land behind our building. It is also included in our boundary walls. Is it a crime to do so? who actually owns the kharab land? govt or is it considered no-man's land?
Asked in Property Law from Bangalore, Karnataka
obviously leand kharb or good is the proper of the state govt,you can develop the land and make use of it till the govt starts any project on that land,some times a board is also installed that the land belongs to govt and tresspasser will be prosecuted in that case one should avoid entering
Advocate, New Delhi
if you are aware of survey number of plot check records as to who is the owner of said land . you cannot encroach on any land which is not belonging to you . eviction proceedings can be taken by owner of said land against the association
No structure has been raised on this kharab land. But it has been enclosed with a boundary wall merging with the building so that entry into this land is from inside the building only. Would it be considered encroachment?
I have the survey no with me. Which govt office shall I approach in Bangalore to find out the true owner of this land?
Asked 3 years ago
The ownership of land needs to be ascertained from revenue authorities. Whosoever is the owner of land can initiate legal proceedings for recovery and criminal prosecution against trespasser.
Approach the nearest revenue office in Bangalore. Since you have survey no with you it will not be an uphill task to find out the owner of land.
it would be considered as encroachment as you have extended your boundary wall to cover the said land . entry to said land is only from your building premises .
if you have survey number based on said survey number you can find details of owner of said land from revenue authorities .
Kharab land generally belongs to State Govt and at any point of time the Govt can takeover the land for public cause. However, when it is adjeacent to an individual owner's land, the Kharab land will be utilised by that individual and in revenue records it is shown as Kharab. To know the details contact Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike(BBMP) if the land is within BBMP limits or contact the concerned Taluk Tahsildar.