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Saturday, 7 November 2020

Sangrur villagers for Vigilance Bureau probe into land transfer

Tribune News Service
Sangrur, November 6

Gharachon village residents have written to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, seeking a vigilance probe into the transfer of 23 acres of panchayat land for the construction of a government medical college despite the opposition by the panchayat.

Last week, the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the Department of Rural Development and Panchayats for a detailed reply after village sarpanch Gurmail Singh filed a petition against the transfer of land to the Department of Medical Education and Research without his consent.

"During a meeting on October 12, six of 12 members of the Gharachon panchayat rejected the proposal to transfer 17 acres of the panchayat land for the construction of a medical college on a public private partnership, which was against the law. But Panchayat department officials have got transferred 23 acres and we have written to the Punjab Chief Minister for a high-level inquiry," said Mukesh Malaud, zonal president, Zameen Prapati Sangharash Committee.

Malaud alleged Congress leaders in connivance with some officers wanted to take possession of the prime land. Gharachon residents said they would not allow the government to take an inch of their village land.

"Panchayat department officers got transferred 23 acres of the panchayat land without my consent. On my petition, the High Court has sought a detailed reply from the department," said Gurmail Singh.

from The Tribune

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