Greater Noida: Seven builders on Wednesday moved Supreme Court in the Saberi village case following the Allahabad High Court decision quashing the acquisition of 156 hectares of land on May 12, 2011. Thereafter, the Allahabad High Court on May 13 annulled the acquisition of 72 hectare land in the Surajpur village.

The court decision is likely to affect several projects of the builders as the authority had already handed over the land to them. The construction work on these acquired lands has already started and scores of flats have been booked by the builders. The list of builders prominently includes Panchsheel, Surectech, Mahagu Amrapali and Gulshan Homes.

The Greater Noida Authority was in deliberations with the farmers for direct purchase of land, before moving the Apex Court. After reviewing the legal technicalities in this issue, the Authority decided to file a SLP in Supreme Court.

According to departmental sources, the farmers had filed 31 writ applications in the High Court. Following which, the Authority filed a SLP in each matter in the Supreme Court.  

Probe of Bhatta Parsaul extended
 
The magisterial inquiry into the Bhatta Parsaul firing incident has been extended and affected farmers may make their statement before ADM Sarvajeet Maan till July 4.

Earlier, District Magistrate of Gautam Buddha Nagar Deepak Agarwal had ordered magisterial inquiry on May 18 to probe the reasons behind the clash between police and farmers.

JPN/Bureau