INLD vice president booked for cheating

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 15:50 hrs

Gurgaon, Feb 18 (IANS) Gurgaon police booked Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) vice president Anant Ram Tanwar and 12 others for cheating in a 24-year-old land sale case, police said Monday.

Five residents of Delhi's Mianwali colony complained in Badshahpur police station that 13 people from Gurgaon and Delhi sold more than 2.5 acres of their ancestral land at village Nangli near Ullawas in Gurgaon in 1989.

In their complaint, Ramesh Bagga, Chandraprakash Hooda, Deepak, Sanjay and Rajiv said that the land had been allotted to their ancestors after the India's partition in 1947, when they migrated from Pakistan to India.

The real owner died in 1973, said the complaint.

Tanwar was sarpanch of village Tigra at the time of the registry of the land and he signed as a a witness on the deal papers.

Tanwar said he was innocent.

Police said they are probing the case and no arrests have been carried out yet.

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