Greater Noida: The farmers of the Khodna village of Greater Noida have challenged the Allahabad High Court’s order of granting 67.7 percent additional compensation in the land acquisition case in the Supreme Court. Acting on the petition filed by 13 farmers the Apex Court has sought reply from the Authority in this regard. The authority is gearing up to file its reply in the Court.

The Supreme Court will hear all the cases of the 39 villages on March 27. The Allahabad High Court will also commence the hearing on petitions filed by 34 more farmers on the same day. Officials from the land department will be sent to Allahabad this week in this connection.

Notably, the Allahabad High Court on October 21, 2011 ordered to issue a 64.7 percent compensation and 10 percent of the owned land to the farmers of 39 different villages of Greater Noida.

The authority has already distributed Rs 700 crore as compensation to the farmers of these villages. Contrary to this, farmers of 30 villages have challenged the High Court’s order in the Supreme Court.

Representing farmer’s case lawyer Fateh Singh Chouhan said, “The Supreme Court will hear the cases which were collectively filed by the farmers of different villages. The court has asked the authorities to submit a reply in the Khodna Khurd village case.”

Lawyer Parminder Bhatti told that the Allahabad High Court will also hear petitions filed by the farmers of 34 villages.