Monday, December 9th, 2019

Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal orders inquiry into three more land cases

INVC,, Shimla,, Consequent upon the call given by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister to reveal the names of people violating the provisions of Section 118 of Himachal Pradesh Tenancy and Land Reforms Act, 1972 and involved in ‘benami’ land deals etc., three more cases have been reported to him by awakened citizens and Chief Minister has ordered enquiry into these cases by the Principal Secretary (Revenue), concerned Divisional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners to report back immediately. Chief Minister said that one case of illegal land deal has been reported from Palampur where one named as Shri Sudesh Kumar son of Shri Madan Lal, a non-Himachali and non-agriculturist has constructed triple storey house in the Tea Garden in Mohal Lohna, Mouja Bandla, Tehsil Palampur in district Kangra, in violation of the laid down norms and without obtaining the permission of the Government to purchase land and construct house. He said that Principal Secretary (Revenue), Divisional Commissioner, Kangra and Deputy Commissioner, Kangra have been directed to get the case investigated into and report to him by May 25, 2011 positively. In another case one named as Shri Raman Sharma son of Shri Parvesh Sharma, resident of 73-B, Jhang Apartments, Rohini, Delhi, a non-Himachali and non-agriculturist, has purchased orchard land in village Nav Bahar, Mauja Malyana-II, Tappa Chhabrogti, Tehsil Shimla Rural, in violation of the provisions of the Himachal Pradesh Tenancy and Land Reforms Act, 1972, by hiding his identity and in violation of the Section 118 of the above Act. Chief Minister directed the Principal Secretary (Revenue), Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Shimla and Deputy Commissioner, Shimla to get the matter investigated into and report the entire case to him positively by May 31, 2011. Third case has been reported from Paonta Sahib alleging that one Shri Charanjit Singh alias Channi son of Shri Joginder Singh, resident of Badripur, Paonta Sahib, and non-agriculturist had purchased 15.8 bigha of land in Mauja Badripur and further sold the same to his sister-in-law Smt. Kuljeet Kaur, wife of Shri Kulwant Singh, also a non-agriculturist, for Rs. 5 crore and got the registration done for only Rs. 54 lakh on August 11, 2008, thereby causing loss to the State exchequer for less payment in terms of stamp duty. Principal Secretary (Revenue), Divisional Commissioner, Shimla and Deputy Commissioner, Sirmour have been directed to get the case investigated into thoroughly and submit the report to the Chief Minister by May 27, 2011.

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