Bhushan Nangia And Ors. vs Govt. Of Nct Of Delhi And Ors. on 21 January, 2016

BADAR DURREZ AHMED, J (ORAL)

1. The learned counsel for the DDA states that he has filed the

counter affidavit yesterday. The same is not on record. He has handed

over a copy of the said counter affidavit which we are taking on record.

The registry is directed to take the original counter affidavit filed

yesterday on record. The learned counsel for the petitioners does not

wish to file any rejoinder affidavit and reiterates the contents of the writ

petition in response to the counter affidavits of the respondents.

W.P.(C) No. 7678/2015 Page 1 of 4
2. The petitioners seek the benefit of Section 24(2) of the Right to

Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation

and Resettlement Act, 2013 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the 2013 Act’)

which came into effect on 01.01.2014. A declaration is sought to the

effect that the acquisition proceeding initiated under the Land Acquisition

Act, 1894 (hereinafter referred to as ‘the 1894 Act’) in respect of which

Award No. 63/1982-83 dated 31.01.1983 was made, inter alia, in respect

of the petitioners’ land comprised in Khasra No. 321 measuring 2 bighas

14 biswas in all in village Pul Pehladpur, New Delhi, shall be deemed to

have lapsed.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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