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- HC dismisses plea on acquisition of land in Rohtak
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 25
Ambitious plans of five companies, said to be sister concerns of Parsvnath Developers Limited, to develop a chunk of land in Rohtak district have failed to take off. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed their petition challenging the acquisition of land in the area.
The petitioners, Adela Buildcon Pvt Ltd and others, had challenged land acquisition proceedings initiated in February 2008 for 2,746 kanals, eight marlas situated in Bohar village; and another 2,446 kanals, six marlas in Garhi Bohar village in Rohtak district.
The petitioners claimed they applied for a licence to develop 137.744 acres, vide applications dated June 22, 2006, and May 7, 2007. According to the final development plan of Rohtak district, the land was situated in Sectors 33 and 33-A and fell in a residential zone.
While their applications were under consideration, notification under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act was published. Out of the total land of 137.744 acres, 14 acres owned by the petitioners was included in the notification.
It was intended to be acquired for industrial, transport and other public utility services. The petitioners filed objections on March 10, 2008. It was alleged that without issuing notice to the petitioners for hearing, Section 6 notification was published.
Elaborating, the petitioners said they were granted a licence for 118.188 acres in the revenue estate of Bohar for development of a residential plotted colony. While the petitioners were developing the licensed area according to the terms and conditions of the licences, they were shocked and dismayed when some of the officials of Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation started interfering in the development work?.
Dismissing the petition, the Bench of Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice AN Jindal asserted the petitioners, on the dates of awards for land acquisition, were told that the possession had been handed over to the HSIDC. They were informed that the construction of road and sewerage lights by them was not authorised.
“The HSIDC has asserted its possession of the land in question at least since October 6, 2010. Therefore, the present petition filed on March 28 suffers from gross delay and laches. The petitioners cannot be permitted to challenge the same as the land vests with the State Government.”CommentQuote0Flag
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- No CBI probe against Khemka, says CM
Tribune News Service
Rohtak, February 5
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has maintained that the state government had not recommended a CBI inquiry against IAS officer Ashok Khemka.
Addressing a news conference here today, Hooda said the next course of action in connection with the allotment of work order worth Rs 8 crore to an Ahmedabad-based firm would be decided only after the release of the CAG report in this regard.
On being asked about former Hisar Divisional Commissioner YS Khyalia joining the Aam Aadmi Party, the CM said everyone had the right to choose his/her career.
"If any other serving government officer wants to join politics, his/her resignation will be accepted in 24 hours," he quipped.
Hooda revealed that the Congress screening committee was considering new candidates for the Gurgaon, Hisar and Ambala parliamentary constituencies.CommentQuote0Flag
- Land acquisition in Rohtak village stayed
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, February 21
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the acquisition process of around 321 acres in Sampla village of Rohtak district. HUDA had proposed to develop a residential sector in the area.
The High Court also issued notice to the Department of Town and Country Planning, HUDA and the Rohtak Land Acquisition Collector. They have been asked to respond to the contentions raised by the petitioner against the land acquisition process.
The Bench headed by Justice Surya Kant passed the orders while hearing a petition filed by Om Prakash of Sampla whose 12 acres were acquired. Despite around 350 acres of barren land owned by the local panchayat, the state government had arbitrarily initiated the process to acquire fertile land of farmers. The case will now come up for hearing on April 9.CommentQuote0Flag