The case of Mandakini Mondal & Ors versus The State of West Bengal/Secretary/ Collector & District Magistrate/Spl. Land Acquisition Officer, Burdwan/General Manager BSNL/ Chief General Manager BSNL was litigated by Advocate Rajesh Kshetry. He was handling the case on behalf of the petitioner Mandakini Mondal & Ors.
What is the issue?
The issue was Mandakini Mondal owned 0.75 acres of land situated at Khatian No. 1335, J.L. No. 21 of Mouza, Katwa, Burdwan. The respondents had approached the petitioners requesting them to offer their land for the construction of Automatic Telephone Exchange and Micro Waves Tower E.T.C. and maintaining essential supplies and services to the community at large in the year 1983. A payment of Rs. 1,70,000/- was to be paid as per Section 9(3B) of the Amended
Act but without any full and final assessment. The petitioners were assured that upon assessment, the valuation price of the land which was more than a crore would be paid to them.
The respondents failed to pay full and final assessment to the petitioner.
Failing to receive any compensation for their land whatsoever, the petitioners
approached Advocate Rajesh Kshetry to help and aid them to retrieve the
This property dispute was initiated way back in 1983/84. Advocate Rajesh
Kshetry’s precise arguments convinced the Ld. Judge to pass the order against
the respondents, thus compelling them to pay the compensation money.
Advocate Rajesh Kshetry’s sheer grit and determination helped to close this long
drawn case for which he has received appreciation from the clients.