Ratti Ram Vs. Union of India & Another
The Land Acquisition Act, 1894 - Section 28 , Section 23
Interest - Compensation - Statutory benefits - Denial of - Ground that the proceedings initiated at the instance of the appellants, remained stayed before the Reference Court - Held that those are not relevant considerations or factors at all for the purpose of grant of statutory benefits available to a person, whose land has been acquired in terms of Section 28 of the Act - There is no exclusion of any period contemplated on whatever account under Section 28 of the Act - Only reference is to the date of dispossession - Liability to pay interest starts to run from that date - Directed that the appellants shall be entitled to interest for the compensation, as per Section 28 r/w Section 23(1A), in respect of the land acquired from the appellants, on value at the rate of Rs. 76, 550/- per Bigha for the period of stay also, i.e., from 24.04.1997 to 27.09.2001.
Topic(s)-Land Acquisition - Interest - Law Clarified