Apex court sets aside land takeover in Ghaziabad

August 24th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday set aside an Uttar Pradesh government notification taking over farm land in Intori, Chaitoli and Sabli villages in Ghaziabad district to set up the “Leather City” township.

The apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice H.L. Dattu, while allowing the petition by Devender Kumar Tyagi and others, said that “we hold that the declaration of notification dated Dec 18, 2006, is beyond the period of limitation as envisaged by the provision of the Land Acquisition Act”.

“We also hold that the state government was not justified, in the facts and circumstances of the case, to invoke the urgency provisions of the act.”

The land was acquired in the Hapur tehsil and neighbouring areas for setting up a township for the leather processing industry.

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