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Menon takes back petition on land acquisition

india Updated: Aug 09, 2011 23:45 IST
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Renowned painter and Padama Shri awardee Anjolie Ela Menon, who has challenged the acquisition of 850 acres of land in Gurgaon, withdrew her petition from the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday and chose to approach the high-powered committee formed by the state government to reconsider the claims of those challenging the acquisition process.

The HC’s division bench comprising justice Jasbir Singh and justice Augustine George Masih disposed of the petition filed by the artist.

However, like other petitioners, she can approach the high court again, if aggrieved by the state government committee's decision.

Menon has sought quashing of the notification dated June 2 last year and May 31 under which her land measuring 11 kanals and 10 marlas was acquired by the state government in Ghatta village of tehsil Sohna in Gurgaon.

The HC has already issued directions to the petitioners who withdrew their cases to appear before the four-member committee headed by financial commissioner and principal secretary, Town and Country Planning, Haryana, on September 6.

After Menon's withdrawal from the case, now only seven out of the total 70 petitions would come up for hearing before the high court on Wednesday. The petitioners have challenged the land acquisition process.