KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court today nullified acquisition of 50 acres of land at Baruipur in South 24 Parganas district for non-payment of compensation.
Justice Arindam Sinha nullified the acquisition on the ground that the non-payment of compensation violated norms stipulated in the Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
The erstwhile Left Front government had in 2006 acquired 500 acres of land at Baruipur for setting up a new district headquarter there, shifting the existing one at Alipore in south Kolkata.
Award of compensation for the acquisition was announced in 2007.
A private developer owning 38 acres and 350 individual plot owners having 12 acres out of the 500 acres acquired moved the high court in 2009, claiming they had not been paid compensation.
After hearing all parties, Justice Sinha passed the order today.