Jayalalithaa’s niece takes possession of Poes Backyard residence, after protracted authorized battle

J Deepa, niece of late chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa, formally obtained the keys to the Poes Backyard residence of her aunt on Friday, bringing to shut a protracted authorized battle to acquire the custody of the palatial constructing.

Chennai Collector J Vijaya Rani formally handed over the keys to Jayalalithaa’s residence after a single-judge bench of the Madras Excessive Courtroom on November 24 paved the best way by setting apart the order to accumulate Veda Nilayam, the residence of Jayalalithaa, and ordering that or not it’s handed over to the authorized heirs.

“It is a huge victory. It might’t be thought-about as an extraordinary victory. I’m very completely satisfied… I really feel very emotional as I’m getting into my aunt’s home for the primary time after her demise,” Deepa reacted. Accompanied by her husband Madhavan and well-wishers, Deepa garlanded the portrait of the late chief minister and paid floral tributes. “That is my birthplace. Recollections of the times I spent with my aunt floods my thoughts,” Deepa informed reporters.

Jayalalithaa’s Poes Backyard residence may be very a lot her personal residence simply as late chief minister and AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran’s home in Ramavaram is his personal. “That is my aunt’s home and never a power-centre. There must be no politics over it,” she added. Delivering the decision on a batch of petitions filed by J Deepa and her brother J Deepak, which challenged the acquisition of the bungalow by the earlier AIADMK authorities to transform it right into a memorial, Justice N Seshasayee directed the Chennai district collector at hand over the possession of Veda Nilayam to Jayalalithaa’s authorized heirs.

Quashing the order on acquisition, the choose directed that compensation quantity which the federal government had deposited pursuant to the award is liable to be returned with curiosity to the federal government. Following this, the Chennai collector handed over the possession of Jayalalithaa’s residence to Deepa.

“The soul of our aunt will now relaxation in peace. There was resistance in opposition to my taking possession of the home. Now with the authorized battle over, I’ve that proper,” Deepa mentioned and added this was due to her aunt’s blessings. “For now we’re going to occupy the home and take up the upkeep,” she mentioned.

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