HC slaps fine of Rs 17 lakh on HUDA
The directions were passed by a division bench headed by Justice Jasbir Singh on a petition filed by one Paramjeet Kaur, who had claimed that she purchased five biswas of land in Panipat from the original owner in 2007 and was in possession of the sale deed.
After she approached HUDA, seeking permission to construct on the land, she came to know that the land has already been allotted to one Kulwinder Singh. The dept told Paramjeet that it had initiated acquisition proceedings of the land in 1996 for the construction of Sector 18 in Panipat.
Around 12 biswas of land was later dropped from the acquisition process. Of the total land, five biswas was purchased by Paramjeet. However, HUDA declined permission to hold construction on the ground that plots have been already been carved out and informed Paramjeet that the said land has been allotted to Kulwinder Singh in 1999.
Aggrieved, Paramjeet had moved the high court, which in 2008, directed HUDA to decide on her claim and provide her an alternate plot. Though HUDA had given an undertaking that it will decide
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