ARUN PRADHAN Vs. STATE OF JHARKHAND
HIGH COURT OF JHARKHAND
STATE OF JHARKHAND
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SUJIT NARAYAN PRASAD,J -
(1.)This writ petition is under Article 226 of the Constitution of India whereby and whereunder direction has been sought for, for restraining the respondents from interfering with the peaceful physical possession of the petitioner over their respective land in question as the same is without authority of law, with a further direction to deal with the case of the petitioner in light of the provision of Section 24(2) of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (The Act, 2013), since according to the petitioner even accepting that the land has been acquired but the compensation has not yet been paid, therefore, the case of the petitioner will come under the fold of Section 24(2) of the Act, 2013.
(2.)It is the brief facts of the case of the petitioner as per the pleading made in the writ petition is that the petitioner being residents of village Asangi, District Seraikella-Kharsawan and the residents of the said village has been subjected to different land acquisition proceedings even though their lands are fit for agricultural purpose and the land was acquired for setting up industrial area which is presently known as Adityapur Industrial Area. The land was acquired by the respondent authorities for setting up the Regional Institute of Technology which is at present known as National Institute of Technology at Adityapur.
(3.)The subject matter of the present case pertains to the land situated at Village Asangi, Thana Seraikella, Thana No. 131, Khata No. 258, Plot No. 1413 admeasuring of an area of 50 decimals, over which the respondent no. 5 is seeking to take forceful possession with the assistance of the local District Administration.
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