Tata Motors move SC on Singur land issue
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 21:06
New Delhi: Tata Motors on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court accusing West Bengal government of enacting a law in a haste to take over land in Singur alloted to it for its Nano car project and using police force illegally to take back possesion of the plot.

The Tata's, which yesterday failed to get any relief from the Calcutta High Court, has challenged the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development (SLRD) Act, passed by the state assembly for taking back possession of the land and distributing it among farmers who owned them before the acquisition by the previous Left Front government.

Tata's have filed the appeals against the orders of the High Court which rejected its plea to restrain the state government from taking back possession and distribution of land to farmers.

The petitions, which said the state government was allegedly indulging in "colourable exercise of power" on Singur land issue, was mentioned before a vacation bench comprising justices P Sathasivam and A K Patnaik which decided to hear them tomorrow.

While mentioning the matter, the counsel, appearing for Tata, submitted the automobile company is seeking a direction to restrain West Bengal government from creating any third party interest on the disputed land.

The Tata's alleged the state government has been "illegaly" taking possession of land by using police force.

The company said that in view of "vandalism" and "looting" of goods at the factory site, the land should be returned immediately to Tata.


First Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 21:06

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