The High Court on Monday, May 30 canceled the 170 hectare land acquisition in Gulistanpur in Greater Noida. Earlier 100 farmers approached the court seeking justice as the government "forcefully" grabbed the farm lands.
The Mayawati government reportedly acquired the land for private real estate developers. The High Court also asked the state government to pay for any monetary loss to any farmer.
However, the Supreme Court on the same day refused to entertain a petition seeking a CBI enquiry into the alleged excesses and violence unleashed by the Uttar Pradesh government on farmers protesting against "forcible" acquisition of land at Bhatta Parsaul.