New Delhi, June 29: The Supreme Court Wednesday stayed the return of land acquired from farmers in Singur in West Bengal for the Tata Motors Nano project till the final order on the issue by the Calcutta High Court.
The Supreme Court, however, said it will not interfere in the decision.
‘The Supreme Court said it will not interfere in the special leave petition but till a further order from Calcutta High Court, no distribution of land will be done,’ West Bengal government’s lawyer Kalyan Bandopadhyay told reporters.
The newly-elected Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal had passed a bill to return the land acquired from farmers who were unwilling to part with it.
The legislation was challenged by Tatas in the Calcutta High Court, which ruled against them. They then moved the apex court.
Given the urgency of the matter, the Supreme Court also asked the Calcutta High Court to give its decision within a month.