Singh & Ors Vs. Union of India  INSC 715 (21 November 1995)
K. Ramaswamy, K. Paripoornan, K.S.(J)
JT 1995 (8) 558 1995 SCALE (6)697
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this case, notification under Section 4(1) of the Land Acquisition acquiring a
large extent of land of 966 bighas was published on October 24, 1961. Ultimately, the High Court granted @ Rs.12/- per sq. yd.,
i.e., Rs.12,000/- per bigha. The High Court followed the decision in Sanwalia
& Ors. vs. Union of India. It is stated by Mr. P.P. Juneja, learned counsel for the
appellants, that the notification of the lands covered in the Sanwalia's case
is July 13, 1959, they are entitled to higher compensation due to lapse of
time. We find it very difficult to accept the contention.
High Court has awarded the uniform rate to all the lands at Rs.12,000/- per bigha,
i.e., Rs.12/- per sq. yd. We do not find any much justification to distinguish
the other cases from that of the appellants to grant enhanced compensation. The
appeal is, therefore, dismissed. No costs.