Supreme Court Judgment

Vinod Kumar Vs. State of Haryana and Ors.

Land Acquisition – Quashed
Civil Appeal Nos. 973-974 of 2014 (Arising Out of SLP(C) Nos. 14383-14384 of 2012)-Decided on 28-1-2014.
Hence, the declaration made by the Government for acquisition of land of the appellant under Section 6 of the Act does not provide any reason for arriving at a decision contrary to that of the report produced by the Land Acquisition Collector. Therefore, the basic protection to which the landowners are entitled to under the Act through Section 5A is violated. Consequently, the process of acquisition of the land of the appellant is tainted with mala-fide and therefore, the same is liable to be set aside. Accordingly, the impugned acquisition notifications under Sections 4 and 6 of the Act in relation to the appellant’s land and the action taken thereon are hereby quashed.