RAJEEV GAUR Vs. GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI & ORS
HIGH COURT OF DELHI
Government Of Nct Of Delhi And Ors
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(1.)The counter-affidavit handed over by Mr Yeeshu Jain, the learned counsel on behalf of the respondent Nos. 1 & 2, is taken on record. The learned counsel for the petitioner does not wish to file any rejoinder affidavit inasmuch as he would be relying on the averments made in the writ petition.
(2.)The petitioner seeks the benefit of Section 24(2) of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (hereinafter referred to as "the 2013 Act") which came into effect on 01.01.2014. A declaration is sought to the effect that the acquisition proceeding, which is the subject matter of the present writ petition, ought to be deemed to have lapsed in view of Section 24(2) of the 2013 Act.
(3.)The Award under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (hereinafter referred to as "the 1894 Act") was made vide Award No.2/1998-99 dated 07.01.1999 and it was in respect of, inter alia, the petitioner's land comprised in Khasra Nos. 1088/1(0-8), 1089(2-2), 1090(4-16), 1091(4-16) and 1100 min (2-8) total measuring 14 bighas and 10 biswas in all, in village Malikpur Kohi @ Rangpuri, New Delhi.
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