The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday granted a stay on distribution of land allotted to vendors at Singur beside the Tata Motors’ Nano project plot by the West Bengal government.
A division Bench, comprising Justices P C Ghosh and M K Chowdhury, stayed distribution of the 290 acres of land allotted to 57 vendors of car components till disposal of the cases challenging the vesting of the land by the government.
Of the 57 vendors, 31 component manufacturers had moved the court, seeking a stay on distribution of the land allotted to them.
The Bench had earlier stayed distribution of 545 acres of land leased to Tata Motors Ltd (TML) on an application by the auto maker, which has appealed against the single Bench order upholding the vesting of the Singur land leased to it.
The land leased to Tata Motors Ltd was vested by the WB government vide the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011, along with the total 997 acres of land acquired by the state in 2006 for the Singur Nano car project.
TML had left Singur for Sanand in Gujarat, citing law and order issues in 2008.