Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
Section 24(2)—Order of High Court declaring acquisition proceedings lapsed in respect of the subject land—Challenged—Undisputedly possession of land in question was already taken over by appropriate authority in 1987 and has been utilized for a park—Once it is held that there is no lapse of acquisition proceedings under Section 24(2) of the 2013 Act, the land which has stood vested with appellant continues to do—Also there is no question of payment of any compensation to the writ petitioners in respect of suit land as per the 2013 Act—However, the writ petitioners shall be entitled to compensation under Land Acquisition Act of 1894 as per award—Impugned judgment quashed—Appeal allowed.
[Paras 3.1, 3.2 & 3.3]
Decision : Appeal allowed