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Gujarat HC to hear farmers' allegation of land grabbing

BS Reporter  |  Ahmedabad 

The Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government's much-hyped 'development model' could be in for another reality check tomorrow, as the the Gujarat High Court hears the claims of farmers from a taluka of Ahmedabad district, who say their land has been forcefully taken away by the government.

Farmers of Hansalpur village in the Mandal taluka had approached the high court, staking claim over 200 acres of land, which were allotted to auto major Maruti Suzuki Limited (MSI) by the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC). MSI is in the process of acquiring over 700 acres of land in Mandal's Vithlapur village, which the company could use for expansion of manufacturing capacity.

First Published: Thu, June 20 2013. 00:29 IST