Chennai: A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Madras high court to direct authorities to immediately abandon the bus stand project at Kilambakkam on the lands notified as surplus lands that were acquisitioned for a public purpose under the Land Reforms Act.
A division bench comprising Justices S.Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad before whom the PIL filed by advocate M.Narendran, came up for hearing, adjourned it to June 4.
According to petitioner, the lands belonging to Thiruvalargal Kasthuri Estate was notified as surplus lands and were acquisitioned for a public purpose by a G.O dated August 10, 1979 under section 18 (1) of the Tamil Nadu Land Reforms (Fixation of Ceiling on Land) Act. These lands having been declared as surplus lands were assigned in the year 1998 to several beneficiaries under the TN (Disposal of Surplus Lands) Rules. In the year 2009, the assigned lands were resumed and the assignments to the beneficiaries were cancelled stating that the lands were required for yet another alleged public purpose, he added.
He said one of the beneficiaries, his relative as well as his client Karpagam, who was allotted one acre out of 95.74 acres of land had challenged the cancellation order and the order of resumption and cancellation was quashed and the assignment of land in her favour stood confirmed....