“The court has directed us to conduct a meeting with oustees (with GPA, SPA) and give them alternative plots within a week of the meeting. We will comply with the HC orders,” said Huda administrator Chander Shekhar Khare. However, sources said even after giving the possession of the plots, Huda would have to give the oustees a few months more to move out of the area.
On January 25, 2008, the Haryana government had issued a notification under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1984, for the expressway project. However, some oustees moved court, challenging the land acquisition. After a long-drawn legal battle, finally the final terms of settlement (FTS) were worked out on May 18, 2015, under the supervision of the high court to strike a deal between Huda and petitioners. Accordingly, Huda conducted a draw of lot for allotment of plots to all oustees, including property owners with registry as well as GPA and SPA, in July-August 2016. Subsequently, Huda gave possession of plots to the people with registry.
But the allotment to GPA, SPA holders was stayed by HC following a petition filed in 2016, alleging irregularities in the process. Rishi Raj Rana, who has been leading the GPA, SPA holders in their protest against Huda, said, “As per the final terms of settlement, the authorities were supposed to give alternative plots to all the oustees. Finally, the HC has upheld our demand.” Houses belonging to oustees with registry have already been vacated and demolished