Mukesh Ambani's 'Antilla' allegedly built on land reserved for orphans

Maharashtra State Waqf Board has filed an affidavit in the Bombay Hight Court which states that the transaction for the land was illegal


‘Antilla’, Reliance Industries Chairman and India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani’s residence has reportedly been built on the land which was reserved for an orphanage, according to the CEO of Maharashtra State Waqf Board.

Maharashtra State Waqf Board made an affidavit in the Bombay High Court stating that the transaction for the land made by Antilla Commercial Private Limited Company.

This affidavit will surely put the billionaire on high alert.

The plush building which stands on Peddar Road initially belonged to Karimbhoy Ibrahim Khwaja Orphanage Trust, which was to shelter children in need. The land was reserved for an orphanage for the children of the Khwaja community of Muslims.

Abdul Matin, a petitioner, had claimed that the 2005 sale was illegal. In the previous hearing on this PIL, the High Court had directed the Waqf Board to clarify its role.

Accordingly, the Board's Chief Executive Officer-in-charge and Minority Department's Joint Secretary Sandesh Tadvi filed the affidavit last week. The next hearing of the High Court is likely to be held in January 2018.

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