SC gives reprieve to Farmers


Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Adarsh Kmar Goel, at the Supreme court recently dismissed special leave petitions filed by the Parivartan Alpa Sankhyak Krushi Seva Sangha floated by family members and close relatives of the former MLA Abhay Patil in a case related to illegal land grabbing by the sangha.

Belgaum Shahar Shetkari Sanghatana convener Narayan Sawant told presspersons that the sangha had colluded with the officials of Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board to acquire 13 acres and 27 guntas of fertile agriculture land, situated off the Pune-Bengaluru NH4, only about 2 km from the Central Bus Stand of Belagavi, and falling within the Green Belt of the Comprehensive Development Plan of Belagavi City, through fraudulent ways and means.

People whose land was acquired approached the Karnataka High Court Bench in Dharwad, which quashed the land acquisition.

The High court in its earlier order which was challenged by the Parivartan Alpa Sankhyak Krushi Seva Sangha by the way of a special leave petition said that – Even while passing the interim order and we have found the statutory power being virtually misused and abused for private purposes.
As per CDP it is marked for Agriculture purposes and therefore the acquisition of land non agricultural purpose is contrary to the CDP.

The bench of Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Adarsh Kmar Goel had asked Parivartan Alpa Sankhyak Krushi Seva Sangha to deposit Rs. 60 lakhs along with the petition which was eventually dismissed by the bench and the farmers won their long case since 2006.


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