Brijesh Kumar & Ors. v. State of Haryana & Ors.
SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CIVIL) NOS.6609-6613 OF 2014
The land of the petitioners along with the lands of others admeasuring 134 acres, 5 kanals and 10 marlas situate, stood notified under Section 4 of the Act on 8.9.1993. In respect of the same, the award was made by the Land Acquisition Collector on 8.10.1997 assessing the market value of the land of the petitioners @ Rs.1,75,000/- per acre. Aggrieved, the petitioners and other persons interested filed references under Section 18 of the Act for enhancement of compensation and the Reference Court made the award on 7.9.2001 assessing the market value of the land @ Rs.1,85,000/- per acre and they were also given other statutory benefits. Aggrieved, some of the persons interested filed appeals before the High Court, after a lapse of 10 years 2 months and 29 days. The High Court refused to condone the delay. The Supreme Court ordered, after considering the facts and circumstances and the reasons for inordinate delay of 10 years 2 months and 29 days, the High Court did not find sufficient grounds to condone the delay. In view of the facts of the case and the above-cited judgments, SC said that we do not find any fault with the impugned judgment….read more