Jagjit Singh and Others Etc. Etc. Versus State of Punjab and Another Etc. Etc.

Jagjit Singh and Others Etc. Etc. Versus State of Punjab and Another Etc. Etc.

Landmark Cases of India / सुप्रीम कोर्ट के ऐतिहासिक फैसले


REPORTABLE
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL NOS. 5337-5434 OF 2022
 (Arising out of SLP(Civil) Nos.10810-10907/2019)
Jagjit Singh and Others Etc. Etc. …Appellants
Versus
State of Punjab and Another Etc. Etc. …Respondents
J U D G M E N T
M.R. SHAH, J.
1. Feeling aggrieved and dissatisfied with the impugned common
judgment(s) and order(s) dated 28.01.2010/18.05.2010/07.03.2012
passed in the respective first appeals, dated 12.08.2013 in RFA No.
2948/2007 and dated 2.8.2013 passed in RFA No. 4975/2010, the
particulars of which are as under,
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Sl.No. Particulars RFA No. Date of Order Section 4
Notification
date
01 Jagjit Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Anr.
1612/2000 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
02 Bhag Singh & Anr.
v. State of Punjab &
Ors.
1616/2000 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
03 Naranjan Singh (D)
through Joginder
Singh & Ors. v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
1618/2000 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
04 Amarjit Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
2319/2000 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
05 Gian Singh v. State
of Punjab & Others
2632/2000 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
06 Kuldip Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Anr.
2669/2000 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
07 Kharaiti Ram v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
277/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
08 Mehar Singh v.
State of Punjab
280/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
09 Kamaljit Kaur v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
317/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
10 Amrik Singh v. State
of Punjab
328/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
11 Desa Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Ors.
1307/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
12 Thakur Dass v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
1309/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
13 Daljit Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Anr.
1310/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
14 Mohinder Singh v. 1312/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
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State of Punjab
15 Jagir Singh v. State
of Punjab & Anr.
1313/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
16 Dalbag Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab
1316/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
17 Amarjit Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
1377/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
18 Mehar Singh & Anr.
v. State of Punjab &
Anr.
1379/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
19 Gurnam Singh &
Anr. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
1452/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
20 Mohinder Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
1719/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
21 Gian Singh v. State
of Punjab & Ors.
1983/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
22 Surinder Pal Singh
& Anr. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
1984/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
23 Dharam Singh v.
State of Punjab
2133/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
24 Bachan Singh (D)
through Lr.
Jaswinder Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
2137/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
25 Pargat Singh & Anr.
v. State of Punjab &
Anr.
2150/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
26 Paramjit Singh &
Anr. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
2154/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
27 Sohan Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Ors.
2159/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
28 Lakbir Singh v.
State of Punjab
2182/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
29 Purni v. State of 2183/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
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Punjab & Ors.
30 Hukam Singh & Anr.
v. State of Punjab
2221/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
31 Achhra Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Anr.
2224/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
32 Jarnail Kaur & Anr.
V. State of Punjab
2225/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
33 Kaka Singh v. State
of Punjab & Ors.
2226/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
34 Rajinder Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
2280/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
35 Smt. Palo v. State
of Punjab
2315/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
36 Gurjit Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Ors.
2957/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
37 Gurcharan Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
2958/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
38 Dayal Singh v. State
of Punjab & Anr.
3352/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
39 Sher Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Ors.
3412/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
40 Shamsher Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab
3555/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
41 Kulwant Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
4158/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
42 Dayal Singh v. State
of Punjab & Ors.
4249/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
43 Harbans Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Anr.
4311/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
44 Gurmukhi Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab & Anr.
4628/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
45 Din Dayal Verma v.
State of Punjab &
5784/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
4
Ors.
46 Surinder Pal Singh
& Anr. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
338/2002 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
47 Norang Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
666/2002 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
48 Sadhu Singh & Anr.
V. State of Punjab &
Ors.
816/2002 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
49 Jit Singh v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
2872/2002 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
50 Karnail Singh (D)
through Lrs. Kuldip
Singh & Ors. v.
State of Punjab
3257/2002 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
51 Karnail Singh (D)
through Lrs. Surjit
Singh & Anr. V.
State of Punjab
3259/2002 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
52 Rajinder Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
3265/2002 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
53 Mohan Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Anr.
3294/2002 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
54 Mohinder Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Anr.
1054/2002 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
55 Shamsher Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab & Anr.
1079/2003 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
56 Mehar Singh v.
State of Punjab
1470/2003 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
57 Charan Singh (D)
through Lrs. Kuldip
Singh & Ors. v.
State of Punjab &
Anr.
1472/2003 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
58 Gian Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Ors.
1546/2003 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
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59 Karnail Singh & Anr.
v. State of Punjab &
Anr.
327/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
60 Karnail Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
4550/2003 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
61 Labh Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Ors.
2932/2005 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
62 Hernai Singh & Anr.
V. State of Punjab
3447/2006 18.05.2010 12.11.1992
63 Malkit Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
1828/2007 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
64 Jagdish Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
1298/2009 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
65 Gurmail Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Anr.
1302/2009 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
66 Daljit Singh v. State
of Punjab & Anr.
5164/2001 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
67 Mehar Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Anr.
1424/2009 28.01.2010 12.11.1992
68 Gurmail Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
1434/2001 18.05.2010 12.11.1992
69 Mohinder Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
4648/2001 18.05.2010 12.11.1992
70 Sohan Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Ors.
3603/2002 18.05.2010 12.11.1992
71 Nachhatar Kaur v.
State of Punjab &
Anr.
4201/2002 18.05.2010 12.11.1992
72 Sadhu Singh & Anr.
V. State of Punjab &
Anr.
2426/2003 18.05.2010 12.11.1992
73 Amrik Singh & Anr.
V. State of Punjab
2427/2003 18.05.2010 12.11.1992
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74 Bant Singh & Ors. v.
State of Punjab &
Ors.
2666/2003 18.05.2010 12.11.1992
75 Harnai Singh & Anr.
V. State of Punjab
2490/2004 18.05.2010 12.11.1992
76 Gurmit Singh v.
State of Punjab &
Anr.
501/2005 18.05.2010 12.11.1992
77 Kuldip Singh v.
State of Punjab
5138/2001 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
78 Sadhu Singh & Anr.
V. State of Punjab &
Ors.
5139/2001 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
79 Amrik Singh v. State
of Punjab
5590/2001 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
80 Sadhu Singh & Anr.
V. State of Punjab
5591/2001 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
81 Jit Singh v. State of
Punjab
5597/2001 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
82 Shamsher Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab
5715/2001 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
83 Achhra Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab & Anr.
5733/2001 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
84 Labh Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Ors.
5787/2001 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
85 Talok Singh v. State
of Punjab
205/2002 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
86 Kaka Singh v. State
of Punjab & Ors.
207/2002 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
87 Desa Singh & Ors.
v. State of Punjab &
Ors.
933/2002 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
88 Sarabjit Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
1370/2002 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
89 Tarlochan Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
1936/2002 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
90 Kaka Singh & Ors. 2492/2002 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
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v. State of Punjab &
Ors.
91 Mohinder Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab
2550/2002 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
92 Baljit Singh & Anr.
V. State of Punjab &
Ors.
4194/2002 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
93 Jawala Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab & Anr.
2480/2003 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
94 Lakhmir Singh &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
2787/2003 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
95 Dilbagh Singh &
Anr. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
3279/2003 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
96 Sadhu Singh & Anr.
V. State of Punjab &
Ors.
4258/2003 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
97 Kamljit Singh v.
State of Punjab
2948/2007 07.03.2012 14.06.1993
98 Paramjit Kaur &
Ors. v. State of
Punjab & Ors.
4975/2010 02.08.2013 21.02.2000
determining/awarding the compensation for the acquired lands in
question at Rs. 7,80,000/- per acre, the original landowners have
preferred the present appeals.
2. At the outset, it is required to be noted that while determining the
amount of compensation @ Rs. 7,80,000/- per acre in the respective first
appeals except RFA No. 4975/2010, the High Court has relied upon its
earlier decision in the case of Kapoor Singh v. The State of Punjab &
Another (RFA No. 2348/1998 decided on 28.01.2010). So far as Civil
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Appeal arising out of impugned judgment and order passed by the High
Court dated 2.8.2013 in RFA No. 4975/2010 is concerned, the High
Court has determined the compensation at Rs. 19,85,700/- per acre,
relying upon its earlier decision in the case of Surjit Singh v. State of
Punjab & Another (RFA No. 3004/2006 decided on 2.3.2009).
3. It is not in dispute that the aforesaid decisions of the High Court in
the cases of Kapoor Singh (supra) & Surjit Singh (supra) were the
subject matter of appeals before this Court and in the case of Kapoor
Singh (supra) and other allied first appeals, this Court has enhanced
the amount of compensation by a further amount of Rs.1,00,000/- and
Rs. 2,00,000/- per acre in the case of Surjit Singh (supra), payable by
the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority with interest and
solatium as prescribed under the Statute from the date of the orders
passed by the High Court (vide common order dated 15.01.2014
passed in Civil Appeal Nos. 738-748/2014 – Kapoor Singh v. State of
Punjab & Another Etc. and Civil Appeal No. 363/2013 – Surjit Singh
v. State of Punjab & Anr. Etc.).
4. It is not in dispute that the landowners in the present appeals are
similarly situated. As observed hereinabove, while determining the
compensation by the impugned common judgment and order/s, the High
Court has relied upon its earlier decisions in the cases of Kapoor Singh
(supra) & Surjit Singh (supra) respectively. Therefore, the present
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appeals are also required to be disposed of in terms of the decision of
this Court in the cases of Kapoor Singh (supra) & Surjit Singh
(supra), by enhancing the amount of compensation by a further sum of
Rs.1,00,000/- per acre and Rs. 2,00,000/- per acre respectively.
However, there is a substantial delay in preferring the first appeals.
Therefore, we deem it appropriate to deny the interest on the enhanced
amount of compensation from the date of the judgment and order/s
passed by the High Court till the present appeals (special leave
petitions) are preferred before this Court.
5. In view of the undisputed facts, all these appeals are partly
allowed. Accordingly, we enhance the amount of compensation payable
to the landowners to Rs. 1,00,000/- per acre in all these appeals where
the High Court has relied upon its earlier decision in the case of Kapoor
Singh (supra) except Civil appeal arising out of the impugned judgment
and order passed by the High Court passed in RFA No. 4975/2010 in
which the High Court has relied upon its earlier decision in the case of
Surjit Singh (supra). We enhance the amount of compensation
payable to the landowners to Rs. 2,00,000/- per acre in Civil Appeal
arising out of the impugned judgment and order passed by the High
Court in RFA No. 4975/2010. It is also ordered that the original
landowners shall be entitled to solatium as prescribed under the statute
on the enhanced amount of compensation from the date of orders
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passed by the High Court. However, the original landowners – claimants
shall not be entitled to interest from the date of the orders passed by the
High Court till filing of the appeals before this Court. The enhanced
amount of compensation shall be deposited by the Greater Mohali Area
Development Authority within three months from today before the
Reference Court.
6. All these appeals are accordingly disposed of in the aforesaid
terms. However, in the facts and circumstances of the case, there shall
be no order as to costs.
…………………………………J.
[M.R. SHAH]
NEW DELHI; ………………………………….J.
AUGUST 26, 2022. [B.V. NAGARATHNA]
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