Greater Noida land row: Land acquisition of 3 villages cancelled

A full bench of the Allahabad High Court today ordered cancellation of land acquisition of three villages – Asadullapur, Shaberi and Devla village – in Noida extension while ordered hiked compensation in 64 villages besides raising the developed areas to be given to the farmers by the developers.

The court also ordered a high-level probe by the Uttar Pradesh government over the land scam in the Noida extension.

The full bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, S U Khan and V K Shukla gave their judgement after hearing the case of housing projects on nearly 5000 hectares of land on the 491 petitions against land acquisitions in Noida and Greater Noida.

The court has fully cancelled the acquisition of land Chak Sheberi, Devla and Asadullapur villages in Noida Extension and has asked the state government to return all the land to the farmers. The farmers have also been asked to return the compensation received from the State government.

In another order, the court has ordered 60 per cent hike in the rate of compensation in remaining villages while the developed area to be given to the farmers have also been hiked from 6 per cent to 10 per cent by the builders.

Now the farmers of these villages who had received Rs 850 per sq meter compensation would get another additional Rs 544 as compensation for per sq meter after the court judgement.

The full bench has also asked the state Chief Secretary to order a probe into how the farmers’ land were wrongfully acquired enforcing emergency clause by the authorities.

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