At, Supreme Court of India
By, THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE Y.K. SABHARWAL
By, THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE ARIJIT PASAYAT & THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE S.H. KAPADIA
For the Petitioner: Harish N. Salve, Sr. Adv. (A.C.), U.U. Lalit, Sr. Adv. (A.C.), Sidhartha Choudhary, (A.C.), Suparna Srivastava, Rahul Srivastava, Rajesh Srivastava, Deepti Singh, Advocates. For the Respondents: Mohan Parasaran, ASG., A.D.N. Rao, S. Wasim A. Qadri, Mohd. Saud, Pramod Dayal, Swati Sinha, Sangeeta Mandal, Jayasree Singh, M/s. Fox Mandal & Co., Kh. Nobin Singh, Dinesh Dwivedi, Sr. Advocate, Gopal Singh, Anurag Sharma, Rituraj Biswas, Avijit Bhattacharjee, Atanu Saikia, Manoj Saxena, Mohan Prasad Meharia, S.K. Mittra, Mukesh K. Giri, Advocates.
Arijit Pasayat, J.
At request, Mr. Mohan Parasaran, learned Additional Solicitor General appearing for the Ministry of Environment and Forest in I.A. No. 1126 in I.A. No. 703 in Writ Petition (C) No. 202 of 1995, is granted one week's time to file affidavit stating the cut-off date for regularisation of encroachment on the forest land.
2. It is stated that a policy decision has been taken that the cut-off date would be 25th October, 1980 and not 31st December, 1993.
3. The interlocutory application filed by the learned Amicus curiae is taken on Board.
4. Issue notice.
5. The learned counsel appearing for Mr. Pooran Singh Bundela, State of Uttar Pradesh and the Union of India, accept notice. Replies may be filed within four weeks.
6. List thereafter.
7. The affidavit direc
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ted to be filed by Mr. Pooran Singh Bundela in I.A. No. 991 may be filed within three days.