The Land Acquisition Tribunal at Nagpur while partly allowing reference made by Applicants Naresh Sorkhade, Bhagwan Dore and Sunil Kanade directed the respondent Sub Divisional Officer , Ulhas Nagar, District Thane, Defence Estate Officer Mumbai Division and Director Naval Material Research Laboratory , Ministry Of Defence, Badlapur Ambarnath District Thane, to pay the compensation @ 12,000 per sq. meter to the applicants towards the land acquired by the respondents for expansion of Naval Material Research Laboratory.
Initially the respondent authorities have awarded the compensation to the applicants towards the acquired land @ 3700 per sq. meter. The applicants were not satisfied with the rate which was granted by the land acquisition officer, Sub Divisional Officer Thane and therefore preferred the reference before the Land Acquisition Rehabilitation and Resettlement Authority at Nagpur. The counsel for the applicant Mr. Charlewar relied on the various SC judgments including Sabhia Mohammad Yusuf v/s special Land Acquisition Officer , Kasturi v/s State Of Haryana.
The applicants claimed the enhance maintenance @ 15,000 per Sq. meter, however the learned tribunal partly allowed the reference and granted the rate of 12,000 per Sq. meter. The learned tribunal has also directed to pay the interest @ 15% p.a from the date of possession/award till its realization.
Advocate Ishwar S. Charlewar, Deepa I. Charlewar appeared for the Applicants, Advocate Mugdha Chandurkar appeared for Defence Estate Officer.