The Madras High Court Bench here has ordered the release of lands reserved for acquisition by the Directorate of Town and Country Planning in Theni district. Justice K.K. Sasidharan passed the order after hearing the case of five land owners — C.Arivalagan, S.Kanthasamy, S.Muthuraj, S.Kannan and P.Subbulakshmi. According to the petitioners, the Regional Deputy Director of Town and Country Planning in Madurai had prepared a detailed development plan for the Theni-Allinagaram local planning area in 2005, reserving some private lands in Theni for the implementation of the plan.

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