HC restrains UP govt from working on acquired land
Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday, restrained the UP government from starting any development work on five hectares of land in a Greater Noida village, whose owners challenged the acquisition on the ground that they have not received any compensation for their houses built on the plot though two years have elapsed.
A division bench comprising justices Sunil Ambawani and Pankaj Mithal passed the order on a writ petition filed by Ram Singh and others and fixed September 27 as the next date of hearing, while asking the state government to file a counter affidavit.
The petitioners, all of them residents of Barandi Chakrasenpur village of Gautam Buddh Nagar, had moved the court challenging acquisition of 4.9 hectares of land by the state government wide notifications dated November 19, 2008 and March 23, 2009.
The petitioners had contended that their land, where they had built their houses and were now living, was acquired "without application of mind".
Moreover, the petitioners had alleged that the state government had invoked the urgency clause for acquiring the land, which had deprived them of an opportunity to file their objections and that till date, no compensation has been announced by the government.
Acquisition of land by invoking urgency clause, especially in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district, has been mired in controversies.
The High Court had earlier this year quashed the acquisition of more than 150 hectares in Shahberi village and the state government`s appeal challenging the acquisition was turned down by the Supreme Court.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Will Akhilesh-Rahul alliance be able to trump BJP in UP elections?
- Arms case: Salman Khan acquitted by Jodhpur court
- Raisina Dialogue 2017: Pakistan must walk away from terror, says PM Modi
- J&K: LeT militant gunned down by security forces in Bandipora
- Etah: School bus collides with truck, several children killed
- World's 30 most dynamic cities: Check out the full list
- China State TV said that its troops can reach New Delhi in 48 hours in war scenario; Indians slay it with their replies
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's incredible one-handed six demoralises Fawad Ahmed
- IND vs ENG, 2nd ODI: Yuvraj Singh silences critics with 14th ODI hundred, fourth against England — WATCH
- Bengaluru pips Silicon Valley to become world's most dynamic city