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Bhagwan Dass and Co. Pvt. Ltd. Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh and anr. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectProperty
CourtSupreme Court of India
Decided On
Case NumberCivil Appeal No. 766(N) of 1979
Judge
Reported inAIR1981SC40; (1981)1SCC79; 1980(12)LC801a(SC)
ActsUttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act, 1950 - Sections 2(1) and 2(2)
AppellantBhagwan Dass and Co. Pvt. Ltd.
RespondentState of Uttar Pradesh and anr.
Excerpt:
- - 1. we are in a position to dispose of this appeal with utmost brevity because, side-stepping the question of law which engaged the courts below, the subject matter of this appeal can be effectively dealt with on a building of fact rendered by the high court. we are only able to discover some broken bits of brick kilas roofless huts and the like, hardly evidentiary of a housing colony......rendered by the high court. the question raised and argued persistently by shri gupta was that the land in question was meant seriously for housing schema and therefore did not fall within the ambit of the uttar pradesh zimiadari abolition and land reform act,1950.it is true that section 2(c) of the said act reads with explanation to section 2(2), just lies the contention that a housing scheme is a work of public utility and any area held for that purpose will be exempt from the operation of the act. the high court examined the question of fact as to whether there was housing scheme even in embryo and came to the conclusion that there was no trace of any such project either on the relevant date, namely, 7th july 1949 or even earlier. shri gupta took us through the judgment of the trial.....
Judgment:

V.R. Krishna Iyer, J.

1. We are in a position to dispose of this appeal with utmost brevity because, side-stepping the question of law which engaged the Courts below, the subject matter of this appeal can be effectively dealt with on a building of fact rendered by the High Court. The question raised and argued persistently by Shri Gupta was that the land in question was meant seriously for housing schema and therefore did not fall within the ambit of the Uttar Pradesh Zimiadari Abolition and Land Reform Act,1950.It is true that Section 2(c) of the said Act reads with explanation to Section 2(2), just lies the contention that a housing scheme is a work of public utility and any area held for that purpose will be exempt from the operation of the Act. The High Court examined the question of fact as to whether there was housing scheme even in embryo and came to the conclusion that there was no trace of any such project either on the relevant date, namely, 7th July 1949 or even earlier. Shri Gupta took us through the judgment of the Trial Court in an on leaver to convince us that there was actually a housing scheme. We are only able to discover some broken bits of brick kilas roofless huts and the like, hardly evidentiary of a housing colony. In the light of the finding of fact of the High Courtt. It is not possible to maintain that the land in question cam be salvaged form the sweep of the Act. For this reason we dismiss the appeal. The circumstance of the case justify denial of costs to the respondent.


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