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Kolkata, Dec. 22

A Division Bench of Calcutta High Court comprising the Chief Justice, Mr V.S. Sirpurkar, and Mr Justice Arun Kumar Mitra on Friday adjourned three public interest litigations relating to the alleged land acquisition in Singur, West Bengal for setting up the Tata small-car project.

Mr Kedar Nath Yadav, of the Association for Protection of Democratic Rights, Hooghly District Committee, and Mr Joydip Mukherjee filed three separate PILs challenging the notice issued by the West Bengal Government under the West Bengal Land Acquisition Act, 1994, for acquisition of agricultural land for setting up the small-car project at Mouzas Beraberia, Singher Beri, Khasher Beri, Gopal Nagar, Bajberia in Singur.

In the petition of MrMukherjee, the Court directed the petitioner to serve copy to the State respondents and others. The matter is likely to be heard in the third week of January next year.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated December 23, 2006)
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