MUDA: SC stays HC order

MUDA: SC stays HC order

 A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan on Tuesday directed the MUDA to deposit 50 per cent of the amount with the land owners within four weeks.

Senior Advocate P Viswanath Shetty and Advocate E C Vidyasagar appearing for MUDA submitted that the High Court has enhanced the compensation amount from Rs 1,55,000 to Rs 13,49,000.

The MUDA had acquired the land including 3 acres of Sakamma of Salundi village for the development of Mysore city.

No relevant evidence

The petition filed by the MUDA said, “It is held that in the matter of land acquisition the interest on the compensation amount has to be paid from the date of taking over possession of the acquired land and not from the date of preliminary notification, as has been done in the present case.’’

There was no relevant and cogent evidence before the civil judge to enhance the compensation by many times in favour of the land owners, said the petition.

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