Coimbatore

Woman gets land ownership back from sons

The District Administration on Friday transferred back the ownership of a 40-cent land to a woman after finding that her three sons had fraudulently transferred it to their names.

P. Suresh, Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO), Coimbatore North, nullified the gift deed documents under Section 23(1) of Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act. According to Mr. Suresh, the ownership of Balammal’s land was transferred by her sons Sasikumar, Muruganandham and Ramesh through deception and therefore was rendered invalid under the Act.

A resident of Rakkiyapalayam of Coimbatore North Division, Balammal was allegedly abandoned by her three sons following the land transfer.

“She submitted a petition in May during grievances redressal meeting,” Mr. Suresh said, where she requested District Collector K. Rajamani to retrieve her land.

Apart from transfer of ownership, the three sons were ordered to pay ₹ 9,000 every month to Balammal as maintenance throughout her lifetime. The sons will have to pay ₹ 3,000 each, Mr. Suresh said.

“This is the first time such an action has been taken,” he said.

Section 23(1) of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, says, “Where any senior citizen who, after the commencement of this Act, has transferred by way of gift or otherwise, his property, subject to the condition that the transferee shall provide the basic amenities and basic physical needs to the transferor and such transferee refuses or fails to provide such amenities and physical needs, the said transfer of property shall be deemed to have been made by fraud or coercion or under undue influence and shall at the option of the transferor be declared void by the Tribunal.”

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