Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Friday sought replies from the state government, Centre, Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City Company and private companies on five PILs challenging various land allotments. The division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala has fixed the next hearing in June 2013.
All the petitions, heard separately, challenge the land allotment to private companies, claiming arbitrariness resulting in loss to exchequer. Ghanshyam Patel has challenged allotment of 3,50,000 square meters of land to Essar Steel at Hazira in Surat district, claiming there was no prior notice to public, and procedures were thrown to the wind.
12:58 AM, Apr 27, 2013