Delhi Development Authority Vs. Jagbir Singh and ANR.
[Civil Appeal No.8510 of 2016 arising out of SLP (Civil) No.17737 of 2015]
1. Leave granted.
2. It is seen from the judgment of the High Court that the physical possession of the subject land has not been taken. The compensation also has not been paid to the land owner. Hence, the acquisition proceedings have lapsed in view of Section 24(2) the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. Therefore, this appeal stands dismissed.
3. In the peculiar facts and circumstances of this case, the appellant is given a period of one year to exercise its liberty granted under Section 24(2) of the 2013 Act for initiation of the acquisition proceedings afresh.
4. Pending applications, if any, stand disposed of.
...............J. [KURIAN JOSEPH]
...............J. [ROHINTON FALI NARIMAN]
August 31, 2016.