Chandigarh: Haryana government on Tuesday told the
Punjab and Haryana High Court that it has approved
constitution of a high-powered committee to consider cases
of petitioners in connection with acquisition of land for
development of Sectors 58-63 in Gurgaon, which includes the
Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust at Ullahawas village.
As the case came up for resumed hearing, the state
government`s counsel told a division bench comprising Justice
Jasbir Singh and Justice Augustine George Masih that it was
willing to look into the petitions referred to the government.
The state government told the court that it was ready
to review the cases of the petitioners in the case.
Last week, Haryana government had submitted it would
reconsider the acquisition of over 850 acres of land in
Gurgaon, following the filing of 65 petitions by landwoners,
including leading artist Anjolie Ela Menon, who, however, has
not withdrawn from the case.
Around 10 other petitioners are also yet to withdraw and
accept the offer of review put forward by the state
The state government`s submission came in the wake of the
court summoning all records related to acquisition of land for
the Rajiv Gandhi Trust and sought the names of the trustees.
The hearing in the case would resume tomorrow.
Addressing a press conference this evening here,
Additional Advocate Genneral Narinder Hooda said that out of
65 petitions filed, 55 petitioners have withdrawn their
petitions and agreed to put their grievances before the
high-powered committee headed by Principal Secretary, Town and
Country Planning, to examine various issues arising out of the
land acquisition for developing residential sectors 58-63 and
sectors 65-67 (commercial) in Gurgaon.