Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding payment of compensation for the land acquired by the State of Andhra Pradesh, 18/05/2016

  • 18/05/2016

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Land Acquisition Officer, Andhra Pradesh Vs Ravi Santosh Reddy dated 18/05/2016. The State of Andhra Pradesh acquired 53 acres of land pursuant to the notification issued under Section 4(1) of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 on 11.05.1978. This notification included the land belonging to the Ravi Santosh Reddy's predecessors measuring around 13 acres 18 guntas situated in Nagireddy village Palli in District Nalgonda in Andhra Pradesh. It was acquired for the purpose of laying down New Broad Gauge line.

Court dismisses the Application and rebuked the State of Andhra Pradesh and said that a genuine claim of the respondents - Ravi Santosh Reddy for payment of interest on the decreetal sum for a particular period was not satisfied by the State for such a long time.