Even as real estate body CREDAI on Wednesday said sale of flats in Noida Extension had almost stopped after the Supreme Court quashed acquisition of 156 hectares of land in village Shahberi, the Greater Noida authority launched a three-tier plan to counter farmers’ plans to seek similar quashing in future.
With more and more villages moving the Allahabad high court — about half dozen verdicts have already gone against the government — the authority has decided to open its camp office in Allahabad with a legal cell in place to deal with ever-increasing quash-acquisition petitions. The local intelligence unit (LIU) has also been pressed into service to collect information on farmers’ plans, if any, to agitate.
Despite having spent a lot of money on the current legal cell, the authority has suffered back-to-back setbacks in the form three major quashing of land acquisition. “
The authority will also present in court details of Rs 1,200 crore it has spent for the development of villages in Noida Extension and sectors post-acquisition.
“The image of the authority has suffered a major setback because of the recent court judgments. We want to present the real picture,” said another official.