Legal Shorts; SC: “Eminent domain” and “police powers”.

The Police and eminent domain powers are essentially distinct. Under the police power many restrictions may be imposed and the property may even be destroyed without compensation being given, whereas under the power of eminent domain, the property may be appropriated to public use on payment of compensation only.

Case:
Commr. and Collector, Kamrup Vs. Durga Nath Sarma.

Citation:
AIR 1968 SC 394 : (1968) 1 SCR 561.
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Shared by:
ADV. MAHESH VASWANI,
MUMBAI.
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