Kolkata: The verdict on Tata Motors' appeal against a trial court order upholding the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011 will be pronounced on Friday by the Calcutta High Court.
Tata Motors had challenged the order of the single bench of the Calcutta High Court which had upheld the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011, by which the West Bengal government vested the land leased to the company at Singur, before the division bench of the Court.
Tata Motors had appealed against the order of Justice IP Mukerji, which was passed on September 28, 2011. Justice Mukerji had held the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011 to be constitutional.
The TMC government had invoked the Singur Land Act to take over the 997-acre plot which was given to Tata Motors.
The court had, however, ordered on September 28 an unconditional stay of the judgement till November two to allow any aggrieved party to file an appeal, if it so desired.
Tata Motors had been leased 997 acre at Singur in Hooghly district, about 40 km from here, by the previous Left Front government for its Nano car project, billed as the cheapest car.
The Trinamool Congress, which was then the main opposition in West Bengal, had demanded return of 400 acre to farmers unwilling to give land for the project.
Tata Motors had moved to Sanand in Gujarat in 2008 citing law and order problems, but had kept possession of the leased land at Singur.
After coming to power in May 2011, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had the Singur Act passed in the Assembly as one of her government's first major legislations.
With Additional Inputs from PTI