'Supreme' verdict in a 32-year-old land dispute, 844 plot owners in Noida should be given flats

'Supreme' verdict in a 32-year-old land dispute, 844 plot owners in Noida should be given flats

844 plot owners who have been waiting for justice for 32 years will now get flats. The Supreme Court on Thursday gave its verdict in the 32-year-old land dispute case on Thursday. A bench of CJI U U Lalit, Justice Indira Banerjee, and Justice KM Joseph, while pronouncing the verdict, directed the Noida Authority to give a flat of 1800 sq ft in Sector-43 of Noida to 844 members of the housing society, a group of central government employees.

A bench of CJI U U Lalit, Justice Indira Banerjee, and Justice KM Joseph said that they exercise their jurisdiction and power to do complete justice in the matter. According to the affidavit filed by the Noida Authority, they direct give benefits to these 844 persons. The court has also said that the price of all the apartments will be decided by the Noida Authority strictly as per its extant policy and applicable norms.

The apex court delivered the verdict on an appeal filed by Noida against an interim order of the Allahabad High Court. In this, Noida challenged the petitions filed by the society. In this, the High Court had said that the additional land was vested in the hands of the society. This case dates back to the 1990s. Since then the case is pending in the courts. Three petitions and one first appeal in this matter are still pending before the High Court.

Instructions to issue allotment letter in three months
The bench said that the list of these 844 people would be submitted by the society within two weeks on the basis of the certified certificate. This list will be considered final and conclusive. The bench said that the Noida authority will issue allotment letters to 844 persons within three months.

Authority will also look into the claims of 133 people
During the hearing, the bench took note of the submission of the Central Employees Co-operative Housing Society that the claim is limited to a total of 977 members. In this, 133 people sold their interests without taking proper permission from the Noida Authority. According to the authority, these 133 people cannot make any claim. To this, the bench directed that the authority will revisit the claims of 133 people and on being satisfied may give the same benefit as will be given to 844 members.

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