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SC refuses to hear plea seeking cancellation of lease of land at Kandla port

The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking cancellation of a lease awarding 50 acres of land at the Kandla Port to a private firm and asked the NGO, which filed the petition, to move the Gujarat High Court. The apex court dismissed the appeal filed by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) challenging the Delhi high court s order on October 1 last year by which it had termed the PIL as not maintainable due to the lack of territorial jurisdiction. The high court had said that no part of cause of action has arisen within its territorial jurisdiction and had granted liberty to the petitioner NGO to approach the appropriate forum in accordance with law. The NGO then filed an appeal in the Supreme Court. We are not inclined to interfere with the order impugned in the special leave petition as, in our considered view, no prejudice has been caused by requiring the petitioner to move the appropriate jurisdiction i.e. the High Court of Gujarat raising its ...

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