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Petitions against landassignment dismissed

A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed two writ petitions against the assignment of surplus land surrendered by the Malabar Produce and Rubber Company at Ambayathodu in Thamarassery to landless poor.

The petitions were filed by the company and Baby Oommen Thomas, a shareholder of the company. According to the petitioners, the land surrendered by the company could be assigned only in public interest and the encroachers on the land were not entitled to the assignment.

Meanwhile, disposing of a petition filed by 106 persons, the court asked them to file applications seeking assignment of land ...

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