Government authorities are required to follow the due process of law while acquiring private land for public utilities like laying down roads. In one such matter a road was constructed on private land without acquiring it and without paying any compensation to the owner. The Bombay High Court in one of its judgment has held that authorities must acquire the private land after following the due process within the stipulated time. If that is not done, then in the alternative, to restore the land to its original position and return it to the owner.

Authorities need to abide by the rules

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