Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding acquisition of 912 acres of land, District Gurgaon, Haryana, 12/03/2018

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rameshwar & Others Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 12/03/2018 regarding land acquisition of 912 acres from three villages namely, Manesar, Lakhnoula and Naurangpur, Tehsil and District Gurgaon for setting up Chaudhari Devi Lal Industrial Township, to be planned as an Integrated Complex for residential, recreational and other public purposes.

Supreme Court while annulling the decisions dated 24.08.2007 and 29.01.2010 said the transactions entered into between the landholders and the concerned builders/private entities could not be said to be voluntary and free from any influence. The unnatural and unreasonable bargain was forced upon the landholders by creating façade of impending acquisition and the motive was to confer undue advantage on the builders/private entities.