The Calcutta High Court Wednesday upheld as valid the Singur act passed by the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal scrapping the land lease given to Tata Motors in the area.
Justice Indra Prasanna Mukherjee of the high court gave the verdict in a packed court room here.
The Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act was passed by Banerjee's government scrapping the lease given by the previous Left Front administration for Tata's Nano car plant in Singur area of Hooghly district.
The act was passed by the West Bengal assembly June 14. The act came into force June 21 and on the very next day, the Tatas moved the high court challenging the legislation.