Following the order of additional district and sessions judge Rajnish Kumar Sharma, the building of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) in Sector 6, along with six showrooms in Sector 8, were attached on Monday for non-payment of land compensation.
The shop-cum-offices (SCOs) 61, 61, 63, 64, 65 and 66 in Sector 8 market were attached.
The state government had acquired about 24.71 acres in Maheshpur village of Panchkula with award of compensation announced on November 5, 2011. The land was acquired for residential and commercial purpose in Sector 21, Panchkula. After that the farmers had approached the lower court for enhancement of land compensation. The farmers told the court that HUDA, which was the beneficiary of land acquisition, was itself selling plots at Rs 5,000 per square yard.
But the court ruled that it had to consider that 50% of the acquired land was to be used for public purposes like parks, roads, green belt, community centres, schools and temples, etc., and HUDA had also spent money on roads, laying of sewerages, water and power, whereas the acquired land was in the form of fields only.
On May 5, 2014, the court enhanced the land compensation to Rs 1,440 per square metre. But the land acquisition office never released the compensation money to the farmers. Therefore farmers Gurpal Singh, Mewa Singh, Shamsher Singh, Parkash Singh, Gurnaam Singh and Ram Swaroop approached the court with execution application as they were to get about Rs 10 crore.
HIGH DRAMA AT HUDA OFFICE
Earlier, on January 3, the court of additional district and sessions judge Rajnish Kumar Sharma ordered for attaching Panchkula administrator Sanjeev Verma’s car (HR03J6190) and the office building of Sector 6, Panchkula, and six showrooms in Sector 8.
After that a team of court officials and farmers went to the HUDA office on Monday. As administrator hadn’t come to the office, the HUDA officials managed to take the car out of the office. As a result, the court officials couldn’t attach it and would have to return again.