Notice to Centre, states on plea seeking return of unused land

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The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and seven states on a plea seeking return of unused land, acquired for setting up SEZ, to farmers.

unused landA bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and justices D Y Chandrachud and L N Rao sought responses within four weeks from the Centre and states like Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on the PIL.

The PIL filed by SEZ Farmers Protection, Welfare Associations, an NGO, has also sought a CBI probe in the matter.

It has been alleged that land has been acquired for setting up of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) by the states and mostly the land is lying unused and some corporates have rather taken loan on these plots.

(With inputs from PTI)

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