Secunderabad Cantonment Board Notice to Jayalalithaa’s ResidenceFebruary 16, 2017 10:41
The Secunderabad Cantonment Board has served notice demanding property notice to J. Jayalalithaa’s house in Secunderabad.
Rs 35,424 notice was sent to her residence which has a ground and first floor. Jayalalithaa bought the house when she was working in the film industry and used to travel between Chennai and Hyderabad.
The property on Plot No 16 G/F, Radika Colony, West Marredpally, Secunderabad, is now in the name of “Ms Sasikala Natarajan”.
According to a Cantonment Board official, the property tax was not paid for two years despite sending several notices. On Tuesday a notice was put up on her house.
“House owners have to pay property tax every year. Some do not pay it on time. Defaulters are sent notices. If the house is locked as it happens in some cases, we put up a notice at the house,” the official said.
Previously, a family used to stay in the house but they vacated three months back as renovation work was going on. The locals haven’t seen Sasikala visiting the house.
Jayalalithaa was a frequent visitor to Hyderabad. When the actor-turned-politician used to visit Hyderabad, she used to stay in a star hotel in Banjara Hills. She later took a house on rent in Secunderabad and afterwards brought several properties.
In 1968, she bought an agriculture land named ‘JJ Garden’ in Jeedimetla on Medchal Road. The property was brought in her name and on her mother Sandhya (Vedha) name. She has a grape garden on 14.50 acres. She later acquired another 3.33 acres.
Jayalalithaa also had a 14,000 sq ft building in Srinagar Colony which she took on December 11, 1967. It is not clear if Jayalalithaa left behind a will and if the property in Secunderabad was transferred.
In 2015, Jayalalithaa claimed assets worth Rs 117.13 crores, comprising movable assets worth Rs 45.04 crore and fixed assets valued at Rs 72.09 crore, in her affidavit before the Election Commission for the RK Nagar by-polls in Tamil Nadu which covered her Hyderabad properties.
BY M. DIVYA SRI