must acquire the lands after paying compensationThe Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee on Friday made it clear that he would never permit the State government to establish court complexes on requisitioned land taken on rent or lease. He said every court complex must be established only on properties that had been acquired in accordance with law after paying a fair compensation. Though such lands were available in other 22 villages, they were found to be unsuitable due to reasons such as absence of approach road and so on. failureIn reply, Mr. Narasimhan told the court that the Ardhanareeswarar temple was in a shambles now because the State had failed to appoint trustees for it since 1998. “We will consider the temple property as our property,” the Chief Justice said.
Source: The Hindu January 23, 2021 21:45 UTC