SC quashes notification to acquire Milkha land

The Supreme Court Monday quashed a Chandigarh administration notification to acquire land belonging to various persons,including renowned athlete Milkha Singh

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published: July 23, 2013 1:45 am

The Supreme Court Monday quashed a Chandigarh administration notification to acquire land belonging to various persons,including renowned athlete Milkha Singh for setting up of a technology park. A Bench of justices G S Singhvi and V Gopala Gowda said that proper procedure was not followed by the administration under the Land Acquisition Act.

Earlier,the UT administration had issued a notification in October,2002,to acquire 71.96 acres land for various purposes,including the Chandigarh Technology Park.

Milkha Singh and other land owners had filed detailed objections as per the provision of the Act. However,the Land Acquisition Officer submitted a report with the recommendation that the land be acquired,which the authority accepted.

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