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Pvt land owners file review petition in SC

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New Delhi, July 4 (UNI) Private land owners whose land was acquired by the Karnataka government for the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project worth Rs 2250 crore have filed a review petition in the Supreme Court urging it to review its judgement dated April 20,2006.

The Supreme Court had dismissed the petitions of both the Karnataka government and the land owners.

In his plea, petitioner Kari Hanumaiah has alleged that the land acquired by the government was in excess of the required 5119 acres and 37 guntas specified for the project.The actual land acquired was 6999 acres.

According to the petitioners, their land was also far away from the vicinity of the Project.

The apex court had also imposed a cost of Rs five lakhs on Karnataka government and Rs 15,000 was imposed on a JD (U) MLA who filed petitions in the SC, against the judgement of Karnataka High Court which had given clearance for the completion of the project.

The role of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and his son Revanna a minister in the state cabinet, was also found to be dubious by the Supreme Court.

The petitioners have prayed to the court for reviewing its judgement with regard to the private land owners and set aside the acquisition of their agricultural land.

Nine townships are to be developed along the Bangalore-Mysore express highway.

UNI AK/SC SHR AT PC1829

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