Sourav Ganguly asked by Supreme Court to return land to West Bengal govt.

New Delhi/Kolkata, May 26 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly received a serious set-back on Thursday after the Supreme Court quashed the land allotment to him by the West Bengal Government in 2000.

A bench headed by Justice A K Ganguly quashed the allotment of 63.04 ‘katha’ land in the posh Salt Lake city and asked the cricketer to surrender the land within two weeks.

The court passed the order on a petition filed by a West Bengal-based NGO Humanity and others. The NGO challenged Calcutta High Court’s order which had upheld the state government’s decision of allotting the land to Ganguly.

The bench also directed the government to refund the money paid by Ganguly for the land.

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