Decide on return of developed land in 3 months: HC to Noida Authority

COMPENSATION In 2011,a bench had called for returning 10 per cent of the developed land to those whose petitions challenging the acquisition were rejected

Written by Express News Service | Allahabad | Published: April 25, 2013 1:48 am

COMPENSATION In 2011,a bench had called for returning 10 per cent of the developed land to those whose petitions challenging the acquisition were rejected

The Allahabad High Court has directed Noida Authority to consider the applications of people who sold it land and claim to be eligible for return of 10 per cent of developed land as part of the compensation package.

The court directed the Authority to dispose of such cases,in accordance with the law,within three months.

In 2011,a three-judge bench,while disposing of hundreds of petitions challenging the land acquisition in Noida and Greater Noida,had directed the two authorities to consider returning 10 per cent of developed land to people whose petitions challenging the acquisition were earlier rejected or if they had never approached the court in this regard.

Following the decision,many land owners,including petitioner Jagat Singh,had approached the authority concerned. However,their cases were yet to be decided.

A division bench of Chief Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice Dilip Gupta passed the order on Tuesday,while disposing of Singh’s petition. Singh had sold around 12 acres of his land to Noida Authority between 2001 and 2005,through five sale deeds.

The bench said: “On behalf of the Authority,a doubt has been expressed whether the claim of the petitioner alone has to be considered by the Authority or such claim has to be considered along with claims of all others,who are parties to the sale deeds. The claims of all such persons have to be considered as single unit.”

Shiv Kant Mishra,counsel for the petitioner,said: “The petitioner had executed five sale deeds,totalling to around 12 acres,with Noida between 2001 and 2005. Our prayer was that directions,as given by the three-judge bench regarding returning of 10 per cent developed land,be complied with.”

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