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Land acquisition: SC notice to govt, buyers in quandary

Three months after the Supreme Court quashed acquisition of land in the Noida Extension, the court on Tuesday issued notices to UP government and Greater Noida authority on a petition challenging acquisition of agricultural land in Ghodi Bachheda village of Gautam Buddha Nagar district.

india Updated: Jan 04, 2012 00:31 IST
Darpan Singh

Three months after the Supreme Court quashed acquisition of land in the Noida Extension, the court on Tuesday issued notices to UP government and Greater Noida authority on a petition challenging acquisition of agricultural land in Ghodi Bachheda village of Gautam Buddha Nagar district.

The SC bench gave four weeks’ time to the authorities for filing their replies on a petition filed by five farmers.

The petitioners have challenged the October 21, 2011, Allahabad HC verdict upholding the acquisition notification.

According to the petitioners, Greater Noida had acquired land under the emergency clause to benefit builders, who were allotted land at a much higher rate than what was given to the farmers as compensation.

The farmers submitted that the high court had failed to appreciate the fact that till date, neither the state government nor the Noida authority had prepared any development plan.