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Pleas Against Land Acquisition for Mining Dismissed by Chhattisgarh HC

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Shivani Thakur

Published on: May 12, 2022 at 18:50 IST

The Chhattisgarh High Court has dismissed five pleas challenging land acquisition for the Parsa Coal Block allocated to electricity generation company Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd.

The Division Bench of Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and Justice Rajendra C S Saman states, “We are of the opinion that apart from gross delay in approaching the court, there is no merit in these petitions. The petitions deserve to be dismissed…”

Petitioners’ Lawyer informed that they will move the Supreme Court. “After reading the order, we will decide our next step…we will surely file an appeal…

The Court said anyone could have objected within 30 days to the acquisition and that there is no acceptable explanation for the delay in approaching it.

The Chhattisgarh Government granted the final approval for 841.538 hectares of forest land for the mining project on April 6.