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Work continues at sites, Patwari fumes

Farmers in Patwari are angry that despite a court order quashing land acquisition, some builders have not stopped construction work at sites in the village.

india Updated: Aug 05, 2011 23:08 IST
Kapil Datta

Farmers in Patwari are angry that despite a court order quashing land acquisition, some builders have not stopped construction work at sites in the village.

The Allahabad high court on July 19 quashed forcible acquisition of 589 hectares of land in village Patwari, ordering the state government to return the land to farmers.

Farmers on Friday said Supertech was going ahead with construction and they would move court to get such activities stopped.

Staff at the construction site claimed they could not stop work as the builder had commitments to buyers.

Sushil Yadav of Patwari said, “In spite of our repeated requests to the builder, work has not stopped. We will move court for a contempt of court action.”

GS Bisht, AGM (sales & marketing) and Ashish Tomar, senior marketing manager, at Supertech said, “We cannot stop work. We know an agreement would be reached between farmers and the authority soon."

Bisht said, “Technically there is no stay on construction activity. Land acquisition was quashed by court.

But on July 26, the high court referred all Noida Extension cases to a higher bench. The court has also given option for an out-of-court settlement by August 12.”

Prominent builders like Supertech, Amrapali and others have projects in Patwari village.