The West Bengal government may move court against Hindustan Motors (HM) to seek compensation of Rs 200 crore on grounds that the sale of land at the company’s Uttarpara plant was a loss to the state exchequer.

Following a state vigilance inquiry into the alleged irregularities by the C K Birla Group automobile company in selling 314 acres of excess land at the plant in Hooghly district, the state government has put its demand for Rs 200 crore in compensation from the company.