Chandigarh: Haryana government on Tuesday said
that 55 petitions against land acquisition in some areas of
Gurgaon have been withdrawn and it will set up a high-powered
committee to look into the claims.
Addressing a press conference in the evening here,
state`s Additional Advocate General Narinder Hooda said that
out of 65 petitions filed, 55 of them have been withdrawn and
the claimants have agreed to put their grievances before a
high-powered committee headed by principal secretary, town and
country planning, to examine land acquisition for developing
residential sectors 58-63 and 65-67 (commercial) in Gurgaon.
Hooda also rejected allegations that state government
had adopted a pick-and-choose policy in acquiring land in
Gurgaon and favoured a Trust run reportedly by the Gandhi
Additional Advocate General and Principal Secretary
Town & Country Planning S S Dhillon, also present there,
declined to name the trustees.
Meanwhile, state government today told the Punjab and
Haryana High Court that it has approved constitution of the
committee over land acquisition in Sectors 58-63 in Gurgaon,
including the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust in Ullahawas
Counsel for the government told a division Bench
comprising Justices Jasbir Singh and Augustine George Masih
that it was willing to look into the petitions.
The government said it was also ready to review the
cases even as the Bench fixed the case for further hearing