Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday
quashed two state government notifications issued in 2010 for
acquisition of about 250 acres of land for the proposed
Bellary Airport project.
Allowing a batch of petitions by 70 farmers challenging
the acquisition of their `fertile` land by the Karnataka
Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB), Justice Abdul
Nazeer quashed the government notifications dated January 23,
2010 and June 7, 2010.
The Judge directed the KIADB to consider the objections
raised by the farmers.
Since 2009, farmers had been agitating against acquisition
of their land for the project.
Justice Nazeer had earlier stayed the acquisition of the
land when the matter came up before the circuit bench of the
high court in Dharwad in 2010.