KEDAR NATH YADAV Vs. STATE OF WEST BENGAL & ORS.
LAWS(SC)-2016-8-51
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on August 31,2016

KEDAR NATH YADAV Appellant
VERSUS
STATE OF WEST BENGAL AND ORS. Respondents

JUDGEMENT

V.GOPALA GOWDA, J. - (1.) Delay condoned in SLP (C) CC No. 13645 of 2008. Leave granted in all the special leave petitions.
(2.) The present appeals arise out of the impugned final common judgment and order dated 18.01.2008 in W.P. No. 23836 (W) of 2006 and connected petitions, passed by the High Court of Calcutta, wherein the Writ Petitions filed challenging the proceedings of the acquisition of land to an extent of about 1000 acres within the mouzas Gopalnagar, Singherberi, Beraberi, Khaserberi and Bajemelia, P.S. Singur, District Hooghly were dismissed.
(3.) The relevant facts which are required for us to appreciate the rival legal contentions advanced on behalf of the parties are stated in brief as hereunder: The State of West Bengal formulated an industrial policy to establish automobile industries in the State to cater to the needs of the people and to solve the problem of unemployment in the State. In pursuance of the same, the respondent, Tata Motors Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "TML"), entered into discussions with the State Government of West Bengal regarding the infrastructural needs of the project. In a letter dated 19.01.2006 addressed to then Principal Secretary of the Commerce and Industries Department of the Government of West Bengal, TML stated that a team had visited the State and met representatives of the Government. It also thanked the Government for the openness with which the discussions were held and the assurance of its full support on the project, and summarized its requirements for the same. The relevant portion of the proposal is extracted hereunder: JUDGEMENT_51_LAWS(SC)8_2016.jpg;


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