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Gurgaon revenue officials suspended after land controversy

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Tue, Aug 30, 2011 16:30 hrs

Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) Two revenue officials of Gurgaon district have been placed under suspension by the deputy commissioner for 'concealing' facts in the partition of private land in Ullahawas village, a state government spokesman said here Tuesday.

Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner P.C. Meena placed under suspension a patwari and a kanungo for concealing facts.

Ullahawas village was in the news recently after the allotment of an over five-acre piece of land to the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT) reached the Punjab and Haryana high court following objections filed by people of the area. The trust has high profile trustees like Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, and wanted to set up an eye super specialty hospital on the village land.

'Charge sheets have been issued to both the officials under Rule 7 of Haryana Civil Services Rules (Punishment and Appeals),' the spokesman said.

'A case of partition of private land in revenue estate of village Ullahawas was filed in the court of assistant collector (tehsildar) of Sohna tehsil and at that time, the land was not under acquisition. But subsequently, notifications under Sections 4 and 6 of the Land Acquisition Act were issued and part of that private land also fell in the acquisition area,' the spokesman said.

In his report, the deputy commissioner said that both revenue officials were found to be guilty of concealing the facts in this matter and were suspended.




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