Calcutta High Court admits two PILs on Singur
Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) The Calcutta High court today asked the West Bengal Government to file a report on the arrest of social activist Medha Patkar and two others on their way to Singur where the government had decided to acquire, demarcate and hand over the farm land for Tata Motors' small car project.
A two-judge bench charied by justice D P Sengupta issued the ruling on a petition filed by Rights activist Sujata Bhadra challenging the arrest of Patkar and her companions.
The court directed the government to file the report in two weeks.
Mr Bhadra, an official of Association for Protection of Democratic Rights, said Patkar and her followers were arrested without showing any reason and alleged it was violation of the Supreme Court directive.
The Apex court ruled that police have to show valid reason whenever any arrest was made.
The High Court also admitted another petition challenging the acquision of land by the state government for the car project.
Calcutta High Court lawyer Gopal Chandra Das in his petition said the government had illegally taken away the land from the farmers.
The court also directed to file an affidavit in two weeks in the case.
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