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Karnataka HC allows Writ under certain terms in the Case of Leasing of Quarry for Stone Crushers

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The writ petition was filed under Articles 226 & 227 of the Constitution of India, praying to direct the respondent 4 senior geologist & competent authority to Grant & Execute Conditional Quarry Lease was disposed of under certain terms.

Facts of the Case

M/s. Sri Padmavathi stone crushers filed writ petition before the High Court Karnataka praying to direct the respondent 4/senior geologist & Competent Authority to Grant & Execute conditional quarry lease in form GL-C to extract ordinary building stones, over an area of 15.00 acres, in Government Gomal Land at Of Sadahalli Village in Shidlaghatta Taluk of Chikkaballapur District, pursuant to application dated 26.05.2014 filed by the petitioner, and quashing or setting aside the Endorsement dated 22.07.2017 passed by Respondent 4/Senior Geologist.

Decision of the Court

After hearing both the parties court orders that:

(i) The impugned endorsement hereby quashed and set aside;

(ii) The application made by the petitioner for grant of quarrying lease shall be decided in terms of the aforesaid judgment within a period of three months from today;

(iii) Accordingly, the petition stands disposed.

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