At, Supreme Court of India
By, THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE TARUN CHATTERJEE & THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE G.S. SINGHVI
For the Petitioner : ----- For the Respondents: -----
1. By the present petition in this Court under Article 139A(1) of the Constitution of India, the petitioners are seeking transfer of Civil Writ Petition No. 4417 of 2006 (M/s O. D. Properties Pvt. Ltd. & Anr. Vs. State of Haryana & Ors.) now pending before the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh to this Court on the ground that on similar issues, namely, Writ Petition (C) No. 537 of 2006 (Kuldeep Singh Bishnoi Vs. Union of India & Ors.) is pending decision before this Court under Article 32 of the Constitution of India.
2. It also appears that on similar issues, a Bench of this Court on 21st of October, 2008 have already transferred W.P. (C) No. 8814 of 2007 (Gram Panchayat Gharauli Khurd & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors.), Writ Petition No. 14049 of 2006 (Ajay Singh Chautala & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Ors.) and Writ Petition No. 10704 of 2007 (Jagdish Kumar Wadhwa Vs. State of Haryana & Ors.) to this Court which were pending in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana. Similarly, another PIL Writ Petition No. 74 of 2007 (Megnath Nathuram Patil & Ors. Vs. The Development Commissioner & Ors.) which was also pending in the High Court of Bombay has already been transferred to this Court for final adjudication by the aforesaid order of a Bench of this Court passed on 21st of October, 2008.
3. Considering the above order of this Court and considering that similar issues are to be decided in this matter, the case being W.P. (C) No. 4417 of 2006 now pending before the High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh should also be transferred to this Court. Accordingly, the application for transfer is allowed and the abovementioned Writ Petition (C) 4417 of 2006 stands transferred to this Court.
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he Writ Petitions for directions in the second week of January, 2009. In the meantime, counter affidavit, if any, shall be filed within four weeks. Rejoinder to be filed within two weeks thereafter.