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State govt 'grabs' MCG land, councillor knocks court door

An MCG councillor has filed a petition in the district court, seeking a stay order on the acquisition of 18-acre of panchayati land in Badshahpur by the state government.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2011 00:18 IST
HT Correspondent

An MCG councillor has filed a petition in the district court, seeking a stay order on the acquisition of 18-acre of panchayati land in Badshahpur by the state government.

Nisha Singh, a councillor of ward 30, moved the court, saying that the land belongs to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG). The petition says that the land is situated within the revenue estate of village Silokhera and is an immovable property of the corporation.

According to the Haryana Municipal Corporation Act, 1994, any transfer of MCG's immovable property without prior recommendation of majority of members at a meeting of the corporation is illegal.

"The state government is bent upon acquiring land from the owners without the approval of 35 councillors. The law doesn't permit any movable or immovable assets of the corporation to be acquired, leased, or transferred without the consent of councillors," said Singh..

In the petition, the councillor has requested the court to put a restraining order on the state agencies in this regard. On July 13, as per the section 6 of the Land Acquisition Act, the owners will be awarded compensation, on which this petition seeks a stay order. The panchayat land of Badshahpur and elsewhere in Gurgaon, was transferred to the MCG some time ago. The corporation, running its head office from a residential colony, has even planned to use some part of the Badshahpur land.

The court may send notices to the state agencies on Monday and the hearing is expected on Tuesday.