PIL seeks Telangana govt to take over Jayalalithaa’s assets in Hyderabad

According to an affidavit she filed ahead of elections, Jayalalithaa had 14 acres of agriculture land in Malkajgiri district and a commercial complex in Srinagar Colony in Hyderabad

PIL seeks Telangana govt to take over Jayalalithaa’s assets in Hyderabad

A public interest litigation urging the Telangana state government to take over assets of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Hyderabad has been filed in the Hyderabad High Court.

Jayalalithaa owns properties in the outskirts of Hyderabad. Rumors are spreading that Jayalalithaa’s Will has been kept at a sub-registrar office Medchal, Hyderabad. She owns J Grape Garden and a commercial building in Hyderabad. Jaya had not visited Hyderabad for the past 10 years. Her building was rented by a private company years ago.


Gareeb Guide, an NGO in Hyderabad, has filed a PIL seeking the Telangana government to take over all the properties in Hyderabad owned by Jayalalithaa.

The organisation, represented by its president G Bhargavi, moved the plea stating that if a person had not nominated a heir to own the property, in accordance with the provisions of Hindu Succession Act 1956, such property should devolve on the government.

It said the government should take over the property subject to all the obligations and liabilities, to which a heir would have been liable.

The petitioner told the court that Jayalalithaa, in an affidavit filed along with her nomination papers for the May 2016 Assembly elections, had declared her movable and immovable properties worth over Rs 113.73 crore.

According to the affidavit, Jayalalithaa had declared that she owned 14 acres of agriculture land in Medchal village of Malkajgiri district and a commercial complex in Srinagar Colony in Hyderabad, and that she had no spouse or dependants.