Abhinash Chand & Ors. Vs. State of HP & Ors.
The Land Acquisition Act, 1894 - Section 23
Compensation - Market value - Collector awarded compensation of Rs. 1050 per marla against the claim of Rs.6, 000/- per marla made by the appellants and Reference Court fixed the value at Rs. 7,900/- per marla - Reference Court was not justified in ignoring the document dated 10.07.1984, wherein the land value had been fixed at Rs. 9,000/- per marla -Acquired land has since been included in the Municipal limits - Since Section 4(1) notification was of the year 27.12.1985, the appellants shall also be entitled to more than 10% increase - Interest of justice would be advanced and the statutory requirements would also be met if the land value is fixed at least at Rs. 10,000/- per marla - The appellants shall also be entitled to all the statutory benefits.
Topic(s)-Land Acquisition - Compensation Enhanced