The Chhattisgarh High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) questioning an order passed by the Bilaspur Collector in 1971.
The petitioners alleged that on the basis of a fake and forged order dated 09.08.1971 of the Collector, Bilaspur, the uncle of private respondents claimed that he received 0.27 acre of forest land in a particular Khasra which is situated in village Pachpedi, Tehsil, Masturi, in exchange for his ancestral land measuring 0.27 acre in another khasra.
It is stated by the petitioner that private respondents claimed that they have got the aforesaid land in family partition and later on, the name of the cousin brother of private respondents was recorded, creating a new khasra.
It is argued that 0.27 acre of land had been sold to one on 27.07.1990, and 225 sq. ft. land was sold to another person on 11.03.2019 from another khasra.
The petitioners further alleged that the land was recorded as “Chhote Jhaad Ka Jungle” in revenue records of 1954-55 and it was informed to the petitioners that records of the Revenue Case do not exist.
Having regard to the factual matrix, the Division Bench of Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami and Justice Parth Prateem Sahu was not inclined to entertain this petition by way of public interest litigation as the petitioners seek to question an order passed way back in 1971.