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Objection regarding Sangrur bypass rejected

Following Sub divisional magistrate and competent authority for land acquisition rejected all 105 objection filed against acquisition of land for proposed Sangrur bypass during widening of Patiala-Bathinda (National-64) road, affected farmers fraternity all set to move to Punjab and Haryana High Court to file writ petition against the decision.

punjab Updated: Sep 06, 2012 19:36 IST
Navrajdeep Singh

Following Sub divisional magistrate and competent authority for land acquisition rejected all 105 objection filed against acquisition of land for proposed Sangrur bypass during widening of Patiala-Bathinda (National-64) road, affected farmers fraternity all set to move to Punjab and Haryana High Court to file writ petition against the decision.


The farmers showed resentment over the decision saying that judgment of the competent authority was much to their expectation and did not come as shocker as concerned authorities failed to take serious note their objections against acquisition.

"We will surely file writ petition in the competent court in coming week against the decision as concerned authorities failed to do justice with their objections", said Dr Amandeep Aggarwal, one of the affected farmer.

"Moreover, on repeated requests, authorities failed to provide copy of final orders given by SDM Sangrur. We will not able to present our case before competent court unless and until copy of orders would be provided to them at the earliest", he said.

Meanwhile, SDM Sangrur GS Sahota has already forwarded copy of decsiuon regarding hearing of objection for land acquisition to Executive Engineer (PWD B&R).

"All objections were rejected on basis that filed objections could be sought out under various provisions of National Highway Act. Moreover, in his report competent authority has recommended that ample compensation will be given to each petitioner under norms of the act", he said.

He added: "We have also mentioned in our report some important features of some objections and alarmed above authorities to be sensitive with sentiments of people while giving final nod to the acquisition".

Another farmer Ram Gopal,a resident of village Badrukhan "The decision was unfair and favored government authorities. It was strange that concerned authorities failed to take note of even one of the objections" said Ram Gopal, a resident of village Badrukhan, who almost had half of his agricultural land at stake.

"The matter was directly related to our livelihoods and we would not let government authorities to play with our lives", he said.

Meanwhile, farmers also filed complaint with Chief Justice of India, Central Vigilance Commission and Central Bureau of Investigation to look into irregularities adopted during process of land acquisition but to no avail.