The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Tata Motors to come clean on what it wants to do with its leasehold rights on Singur land, which it held should now go back to farmers since the Nano factory has moved out to Sanand in Gujarat, Times of India reported.
“The land was acquired for establishing a car manufacturing plant at Singur. You have already moved out. Now you cannot say that you still have interests in the land in question. The land should go back to farmers. We may ask the West Bengal government to file an affidavit on the issue of giving the money back to you which you had paid at the time of land acquisition. In the interests of justice, we think it will serve the purpose," a bench of justices H L Dattu and Dipak Misra said while hearing the special leave petition by the Mamata Banerjee government challenging the order of the Calcutta high court division bench that had annulled the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011.
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