Entertaining an application for releasing of land in favour of the builder amounts to transfer of resources of poor for the benefit of the rich. It amounts to permitting profiteering at the cost of livelihood and existence of a farmer, the Bench said.
Supreme Court in UDDAR GAGAN PROPERIES LTD. VS. SANT SINGH has made some pertinent observations about Land acquisition by the State and private builder benefitting in the process. The Bench comprising of Justices Anil R. Dave and Adarsh Kumar Goel observed that land acquired for housing purpose must revert back to owner, and not to anyone else directly or indirectly.
The land was proposed to be acquired for residential/commercial sector by the Haryana Urban Development Authority. The High Court had held that the High Court that there was an abuse of power in releasing the land in favour of the builder. On Appeal, the Apex Court made the following observations: