Govt. of NCT of Delhi v. Kartar Singh (SC)
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2017(1) Scale 515
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Before :- Kurian Joseph and Rohinton Fali Nariman, JJ.
Civil Appeal No. 11856 of 2016 (@ Special Leave Petition (C) No. 14702 of 2015). D/d.
Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Ors. - Appellant
Kartar Singh & Ors. - Respondents
Civil Appeal No. 11858 of 2016 (@ Special Leave Petition (C) No. 26528 of 2015, (Civil Appeal No. 11860 of 2016, (@ Special Leave Petition (C) No. 28848 of 2015), Civil Appeal No. 11862 of 2016 (@ Special Leave Petition (C) No. 11387 of 2016), Civil Appeal No. 11864 of 2016 (@ Special Leave Petition (C) No. 17320 of 2016), Civil Appeal No. 11863 of 2016 (@ Special Leave Petition (C) No. 11347 of 2016), Civil Appeal No. 11861 of 2016 (@ Special Leave Petition (C) No. 11402 of 2016), Civil Appeal No. 11857 of 2016 (@ Special Leave Petition (C) No. 17300 of 2016).
Counsel for the parties :- P.S. Narasimha, ASG, Ajit Kumar Sinha, Sr. Adv., Praneet Pranav, Ms. Binu Tamta, Shadman Ali, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, Vibhu Shanker Mishra, R.S. Nagar, Raj Bahadur Yadav, Ms. Meera Bhatia, M.P. Gupta, Dev Kumar, B.K. Prasad, D.S. Mahra, N.S. Vasisht, Vishal Singh, Ms. Jyoti Kataria, M.P. Bhargava, Pradeep Misra, S.K. Rout, Onkar Prasad, Meera Bhatia, Nitin Mishra, Mahabir Singh, Sr. Adv., Rakesh Dahiya, Satyavan Kudalwal, Aditya Dahiya, Ravinder Sethi, Sr. Adv., Rajiv Kumar Ghawana, T.V.S. Raghavendra Sreyas, Puneet Sharma, Bankey Bihari, Ms. Smita Maan, B.S. Maan, Vishal Maan, Naresh Maan, R.K. Shokeen, Roopansh Purohit, Sumit Bansal, Ateev Mathur, Ms. Richa Oberoi, Vikas Kumar, Preetik Kohli, Manish Paliwal, Vanshaja Shukla, Ritika Jhuniani, Anup Kumar, B. Tripathy, Naresh Kaushik, Randhir Pandey, Gaurav Goel, Praveen Sehrawat, Sumeer Sodhi, Arjun Nanda, T. Mahipal, Ms. Bushra Parveen, Ms. Minali Deswal, Ms. Rachana Srivastava, Atul Kumar, Amrender Saran, Sr. Adv., Ashwani Kumar, Rahul Bhatia, Ms. Richa Kapoor, Ms. Mallika Parmar, Ms. Seema Patnaha, Manoj K. Mishra, Sandeep Kr. Dwivedi, Umesh Dubey, Ms. Meghna Kalra, Ms. Madhubala, S.K. Pathak, Alok Gupta, Dinesh Kumar Garg, Deepak Mishra, Ashok Kumar Bhardwaj, N.S. Dalal, D.P. Singh, R.C. Kaushik, Anoop Baghi, Sr. Adv., Amitabh Kumar Verma, Rajesh Singh Chauhan, Jitendra Mohan Sharma, Sr. Adv., Sanchit Garg, Adnan Siddiqui, Ajit Sharma, Amit Gupta, Ms. Mansi Kukreja, Anant Pavgi, (for Mitter & Mitter Co.), P.P. Malhotra, Sr. Adv., Yasir Rauf, Adnan Siddiqui, Ajit Sharma, A.K. Sanghi, Sr. Adv. Mohan Prasad Gupta, R.K. Rathore, Shadman Ali, R.R. Rajesh, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, R.R. Rajesh, Vikash, M.K. Maroria, D.S. Mahra, Ms. Rachana Srivastava, Ms. Monika, Sukrit R. Kapoor, Manish K. Bishnoi, Venkat Poonia, Ms. Sushma Suri, Gaurav Sarin, Mrs. Charul Sarin, Mrs. Ranjeeta Rohatgi, Navin Chawla, Ms. Nidhi Mohan Prashar, Rupeshwar Sandhu, Rajendra Prasad Saxena, N.P. Sahani, Anil Kaushik, Raghvendra Verma, Rajinder Singh, Abhishek Mishra, Ms. Arunima Dwivedi, R.K. Singh, Ms. Deepa Rai, Kedar Nath Tripathy, Atul Kumar, Vikas Pandey, Ms. Sweety Singh, Tushar Duneja, Girish Chandra, Ms. Minali Deswal, Rajiv Sharma, Ms. Archana Kumari, Jamnesh Kumar, Vishnu B. Saharya, Viresh B. Saharya, (for M/s Saharya & Co.), Jagjit Singh, Chhabra, Anirudh Kumar, Sakshim Maheshwari, Ms Iti Sharma, Piyush Sharma, Ms. Priya Puri, Govind Goel, Ankit Goel, Bharat Beriwal, Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi, Ashish Garg, T.L. Garg, Alok Bhachawat, Ms. Tanishi Chandra, Ms. Amita Singh Kalkal, Ms. Ranjeeta Rohtagi, Ms. Garima Prashad, Ms. S. Janani, Mohit D. Ram, Neeraj Kumar Sharma, Ms. Jasmine Damkewala, Ms. Meenakshi Chauhan, Ram Naresh Yadav, Bharat Bhushan, Rabin Majumder, Gagan Gupta, K.B. Rohtagi, Rajat Bhardwaj, Ms. Jyoti Mendiratta, Dhananjay Garg, Advocates.
Constitution of India, 1950 Article 133 Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 - Civil Appeal - Issue, in principle, is covered against appellants by Judgements in Civil Appeal No. 8477 of 2016 arising out of Special Leave Petition (C) No. 8467 of 2015 and Civil Appeal No. 5811 of 2015 arising out of Special Leave Petition (C) No. 21545 of 2015 - Appeal dismissed - Appellants are given period of one year to exercise its liberty for initiation of acquisition proceedings afresh.
[Paras 2 to 4]
Kurian, J. - Leave granted.
2. The issue, in principle, is covered against the appellants by judgments in Civil Appeal No. 8477 of 2016 arising out of Special Leave Petition(C) No. 8467 of 2015 and Civil Appeal No. 5811 of 2015 arising out of Special Leave Petition (C) No. 21545 of 2015. The appeals filed by the requisitioning authority, namely the Delhi Development Authority, have already been dismissed by this Court.
3. These appeals are, accordingly, dismissed.
4. In the peculiar facts and circumstances of these cases, the appellants are given a period of one year to exercise its liberty granted under Section 24(2) of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 for initiation of the acquisition proceedings afresh.
5. We make it clear that in case no fresh acquisition proceedings are initiated within the said period of one year from today by issuing a Notification under Section 11 of the Act, the appellants, if in possession, shall return the physical possession of the land to the original land owner.
Pending applications, if any, stand disposed of. No costs.
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