CM orders inquiry into ‘fraudulent’ land deals



Shimla (May 17): Taking cognizance of a complaint received from a resident of Manali, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has ordered an inquiry into purchase of land on the basis of an agriculture certificate acquired fraudulently by one Avinash Kumar, son of Amrit Lal, resident of village Chhota Khera, Ropar, Punjab, at five different places in Manali area from December 2007 to November 2008.

In the orders. principal secretary (revenue), divisional commissioner, Mandi. and deputy commissioner, Kullu, have been directed to conduct thorough investigation by according top priority into the alleged land deals as also to inquire into the matter relating to the issuance of the fraud agriculture certificate in favour of the aforesaid person. The entire process has been directed to be completed and reported back to the office of the Chief Minister by May 20, 2011.

Dhumal said that the state government was very much concerned about the alleged ‘Benami’ land transactions which had taken place in the state in the past. He appealed to the people to bring such cases to the notice of the government so that strict action could be taken against the errants.

He said that he had written personal letters to Virbhadra Singh, Union Minister, Vidya Stokes, Leader of Opposition in HP Legislative Assembly, and Kaul Singh Thakur, President, HP Congress Committee, to name the persons who had been responsible for ‘benami’ land deals in the state so that action could be taken against them as per the law of the land. He said that so far no information had been received by him from them.

Dhumal said that the state government would not let any land transaction take place in the state by acquiring legal documents through unfair means and all such cases would be got inquired into thoroughly. He said that strict vigil would be maintained over land transactions taking place in different parts of the state.

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