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HC postpones hearing; buyers move court

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday deferred till July 26 its hearing on a petition challenging the acquisition of more than 460 hectares of land in a village in Gautam Budh Nagar district. Kapil Datta reports.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2011 23:13 IST
Kapil Datta

The Allahabad high court on Wednesday deferred till July 26 its hearing on a petition challenging the acquisition of more than 460 hectares of land in a village in Gautam Budh Nagar district.

A division bench comprising justices Amitava Lala and Ashok Kumar Srivastava deferred the hearing on petitions filed by farmers of Roza-Yaqoobpur village in Gautam Budh Nagar district, who had challenged the acquisition of 468 hectares of land by the state government in 2007-2008.

Meanwhile, The Noida Extension Flat Buyers' Welfare Association moved the Allahabad HC, seeking to be involved during hearing of petitions. "We are not against farmers. They should get adequate compensation. Our point is those who have invested their hard-earned money should not suffer," said L Sagar, an office-bearer. "All the four stakeholders - authority, builders, farmers and buyers - should find a solution," he added.

While builders are yet to relocate or refund most of the 6,500 Shahberi property buyers, the Allahabad High Court verdict, quashing land acquisition in Patwari village on Tuesday, has left 20,000 more buyers in the lurch.