Calcutta High Court strikes down Singur land act (Lead)June 22nd, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) In a major setback to West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee government, the Calcutta High Court Friday struck down the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011, as unconstitutional and void. The court favoured the Tata Motors’ appeal against a trial court order which upheld the act, and gave the West Bengal government two months to appeal before the Supreme Court.
The division bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Mrinal Kanti Chaudhuri set aside the single bench judgment of the court, which had held the Singur Land Rehabilitation And Development Act, 2011, passed by the Mamata Banerjee government as constitutional and valid.
Automobile giant Tata Motors had moved the division bench against the Calcutta High Court’s Justice I.P. Mukerji’s Sep 28 judgment.
According to the division bench, sections of compensation in the Singur act were in conflict with the Land Acquisition Act, 1894. It also said the legislation had been enacted without obtaining the assent of the president.
The court has granted a two-month suspension on the order but barred the state from disbursing reclaimed land in the interim period.
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