VIDYA DEVI Vs. STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
STATE OF HIMACHAL PRADESH
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INDU MALHOTRA,J. -
(1.)Delay condoned. Leave granted. The Appellant now almost 80 years old, was undisputedly the
owner of land admeasuring about 3.34 Hectares comprised in
Khata/Khatuni No. 105 min/127, Khasra No. 70 in Tika Jalari
Bhaddirain, Mauja Jalari, Tehsil Nadaun, Dist. Hamipur,
(2.)The RespondentState took over the land of the Appellant in 196768 for the construction of a major District Road being the Nadaun Sujanpur Road, a major District Road without
taking recourse to acquisition proceedings, or following due
process of law.
The construction of the road was completed by 1975.
(3.)The Appellant, being an illiterate widow, coming from a rural background, was wholly unaware of her rights and entitlement
in law, and did not file any proceedings for compensation of
the land compulsorily taken over by the State.
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