The Supreme Court on Thursday, May 26 quashed land allotment to the former Indian cricket captain. The court directed Ganguly to surrender the land within two weeks. The West Bengal state also has been asked to return the money to Ganguly within two weeks.
Earlier the court had asked Ganguly to reply to a petition over the alleged allotment of a large tract of land worth Rs 44.9 crore to him for opening a school for just Rs 63 lakhs and that too in breach of rules and regulations.
After the Calcutta High Court dismissed the petition filed by an NGO called 'Humanity' in 2010, the NGO moved the Supreme Court. The petitioners alleged that the value of the land is more than 44.9 crore rupees but was given to Ganguly for just Rs 63 lakh (Rs 1 lakh per cottah).