Special Land Acquisition Officer Vs. Sharanabasappa Shivayogappa Tyapal
& Ors  INSC 392 (16 August 1995)
K. Ramaswamy, K. Hansaria B.L. (J) Hansaria B.L. (J)
1995 SCC (5) 592 1995 SCALE (5)66
O R D
Land Acquisition Officer's award is dated the 12th October, 1978 and the Referance Court award is of 31st March, 1980. Under these circumstances, the
claimants are not entitled to the enhanced benefits under Sections 23(1- A),
23(2) and 28 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894. as amended by the Amendment Act
68 of 1984. The award of the High Court is modified and the grant of benefits
are set aside. However, the claimants are entitled to 15 per cent solatium on
the enhanced compensation and interest @ 5 per cent per annum under the local
amended Act on the enhanced compensation from the date of taking possession
till the date of payment or deposit whichever is earlier.
appeals are accordingly allowed to the above extent.