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Posted at: May 17, 2018, 2:42 AM; last updated: May 17, 2018, 2:42 AM (IST)LAND FRAUD

Re-probe raises eyebrows

Tribune News Service

Nabha, May 16

Eyebrows have been raised over the reordering of the probe by the district administration against the kanungo and other officials, who had allegedly helped a realtor encroach upon a piece of land worth crores of rupees. The earlier probe had indicted them in the case. 

Randhir Singh Dhindsa, chairman of the anti-encroachment committee, said there was no need for the demarcation of the land as the court had already directed the nagar panchayat to take its possession back from encroachers. He alleged that it seemed that the new probe had been ordered under some political pressure. 

It is pertinent to mention here that 14 persons, including former EO of the local civic body, Ashok Kumar;  patwari Tarlochan Singh, kanungo Paramjit Kumar, four councillors Balla Ram, Arshad, Satnam Sngh, vice-president Nirmala Sood, realtors Charanjit Singh and Amit Kumar, had been booked by the police under Sections 167, 417, 418 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code for forgery and submitting false reports. 

Earlier, the probe ordered by the Deputy Commissioner had found that the officials submitted fake measurements of the land at Sandhu Colony in Bhadson. The inquiry report further stated that council had also passed an illegitimate resolution to show that the encroached land was freed from the encroachers, which was not done. 

When contacted, SDM Jashanpreet Kaur Gill said the inquiry was being carried out on the orders of the Deputy Commissioner to verify facts of the earlier inquiry.

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