Committee Vs. State of Meghalaya & Ors.  INSC 1365 (13 August 2008)
IN THE SUPREME COURT
OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO.6752 OF 2008 (@SPECIAL
LEAVE PETITION (CIVIL)NO.19012 OF 2008)
VERSUS STATE OF
MEGHALAYA & ORS. Respondent(s)
for deletion of proforma respondent nos.12 to 18 is allowed.
appellant herein, has filed a writ petition before the Guahati High Court
alleging that the Government had sanctioned transfer of 100 ha. of land to
respondent no.7 and 8. The appellant contended that this transfer is violative
of the provisions of Meghalaya Transfer of Land (Regulation) Act, 1971, which
prohibits transfer of land to private parties. The High Court, by the impugned
interim order, deferred hearing of the writ petition on the ground that the
issues are pending before this Court. We make it clear that there is no such
proceedings pending before this Court regarding alleged violation of the
provisions of the Meghalaya Transfer of Land (Regulation) Act, 1971 and the
High Court is at liberty 2 to proceed with the writ petition filed by the
appellant and pass appropriate orders.
The appeal is
disposed of accordingly. No costs.