WP 1096 of 2013
Discretionary allotment of land to VIPs in Odisha and Gujarat
Common Cause filed a petition seeking cancellation of the entire allotment of plots of land by Bhubaneswar Development Authority and Cuttack Development Authority to government officials, M.P.s, M.L.A.s, judges and others through discretionary quota since 1991. It sought a thorough court-monitored CBI investigation of abuse of position by concerned officials and minister(s) in Odisha state in allotment of plots of land to judges of High Court of Gujarat pursuant to policy decision dated 06.11.2008. This was challenged as being in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution and for the enforcement of the rule of law and the rights guaranteed under article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India.
The petition was dismissed by the Court on 21 February 2014.