Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday
granted continuation of the stay of the trial court order
validating the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act
which has been challenged by the Tatas.
A division bench of justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and
Mrinal Kanti Chaudhuri passed the order granting continuation
of the stay till disposal of the appeal.
On September 28, Justice I P Mukherjee while validating
the Singur Act had stayed the operation of the order till
November two so that any aggrieved party was able to file
While Kalyan Bandopadhyay appearing on behalf of the West
Bengal government prayed that the stay be restricted to 645
acres of leased out land to the Tatas, the division bench
rejected the appeal and said that stay would be applicable to
the entire 997 acres.
Tata Motors had moved the division bench challenging the
order of the trial court, praying for continuation of the stay
of the operation of the judgement and also the validity of the
Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011.
The legislation provided for return of 400 acres of land
to unwilling farmers who had given their holding for Tata
Motor`s Nano car project at Singur in Hooghly district.