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Gurgaon row: 56 litigants to appear before govt panel

Fifty-six petitioners, out of 70 who challenged land acquisition by the Haryana government for residential and commercial sectors in Gurgaon, on Tuesday agreed to appear before a committee constituted by the state to examine the contentions.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 02, 2011 23:54 IST
Sanjeev Verma

Fifty-six petitioners, out of 70 who challenged land acquisition by the Haryana government for residential and commercial sectors in Gurgaon, on Tuesday agreed to appear before a committee constituted by the state to examine the contentions.

The state government had in June 2009 initiated the process to acquire about 1,417 acre of land to develop residential sectors 58-63 and sectors 65 to 67 (commercial) in Gurgaon.

While 867 acres were acquired, the government released 550 acres from the acquisition process.

The petitioners had alleged that the state released land of many influential land owners in connivance with developers in an arbitrary manner.

On Tuesday, a division bench of Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Augustine George Masih said petitioners were free to approach the court if they were not satisfied with the committee’s decision.

Meanwhile, the Haryana government on Tuesday fielded a senior additional advocate general and principal secretary, town and country planning to clarify on the leasing and subsequent release of about 5 acres Gurgaon land to Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT).