Congress stages walk out over land scam in Sagar

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Mar 2017 11:53:03


Staff Reporter,

Congress alleged that Nazul land was sold out in gross violation of norms and land scam is of around Rs 700 cr

Congress staged walk out in Assembly over alleged land scam case of Sagar on Monday. Congress alleged that Nazul land was sold out in gross violation of norms and land scam is of around Rs 700 crore. Government said it has gone in appeal in High Court over the issue. However, the Opposition was not satisfied with the reply and staged walk out.


It was MLA Harsh Yadav, who raised the issue of alleged land scam in Sagar during Question Hour. He said, patta holders Khatri brothers have sold around 27 acre land, situated in front of Bhagyoday Tirth Hospital in Sagar, to Subhagyoday Developers in January 2017. He was of the view that land belongs to Nazul and hence, he sought to declare registry as naught.


Revenue Minister Umashankar Gupta accepted that Revenue Board received the application and same day, decision was taken on it. “Government has gone in appeal in High Court over the issue,” he said.
Harsh Yadav demanded action against those Government officers, who were involved in the fishy process of registration of said land. He also wanted to know that whether Revenue Board Member M K Singh, who was removed in the case, will be suspended. Congress MLA Dr Govind Singh said that registry of said 27 acre land was done in Rs 35 crore. However, its registration fee is around Rs 250 crore.


He wanted to know that what action was taken against the Registrar and under whose pressure registration was done. He said, Government has right to declare registration as naught, but Revenue Minister Umashankar Gupta said that Revenue Department cannot declare registry as naught.


There was heated discussion between Opposition and Treasury bench over the issue, which created chaos-like situation in House. Amid clamour, Balabachchan annouced that Opposition was not satisfied by the Government reply and hence, it was staging walk out.
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