Calcutta High Court to take up Tata's appeal on November 3

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The Calcutta High Court is likely to take up Tata Motors Limited's (TML) appeal against upholding of the Singur Act by a single bench of the court on Thursday...

The Calcutta High Court is likely to take up Tata Motors Limited's (TML) appeal against upholding of the Singur Act by a single bench of the court on Thursday.

TML moved a division bench comprising Justices PC Ghosh and MK Choudhury on Wednesday seeking continuation of a stay on application of the trial court's order which would expire during the day, and also the appeal against the order upholding the validity of Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act 2011.

The bench directed the TML counsels to list the application for stay and appeal before the court with the matter likely to be heard on Thursday.

Chief Justice JN Patel on Tuesday had assigned the TML appeal challenging the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011 to a division bench comprising Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghosh and Mrinal Kanti Chaudhuri.

The division bench presided over by Justice KJ Sengupta referred to the Chief Justice the appeal by TML challenging the earlier order validating the Singur Act after the state questioned whether it had jurisdiction to hear the case.

TML has challenged the order of Justice IP Mukerji, who upheld the constitutionality of Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011, by which West Bengal government vested the land leased to the company at Singur, before the division bench.

Justice Mukerji had, after passing the order on September 28, given an unconditional stay of the judgement till November 2 to allow any aggrieved party to file an appeal, if it so desired.

Tata Motors, which was to set up its Nano car plant at Singur, had moved to Sanand in Gujarat in 2008 citing a law and order problem.