HP govt takes possession of Ramdev's trust land
A team of Soland district officials led by Additional District Magistrate (ADM), Solan, C P Verma, SDM, Kandaghat, L R Verma and SP, R C Chhasta reached Sadhupul, 50 kms from here, and informed the functionaries of the trust that the lease of the 28 acres of land, given to the yogpeeth in 2010, has been cancelled.
The officials took over the possession of the land and the structures on it and made inventory of all the articles and also sealed the premises, government sources said.
The police was deployed in strength but the operation was "swift, smooth and peaceful" as there was no resistance from the officials of the trust, they said.
The action came just five days ahead of Ramdev and his aide Acharya Balkrishan's scheduled visit to Sadhupul for inaugurating the first phase of project of the yogpeeth on February 27.
"We cooperated with the government and handed over the possession to revenue officials and would agitate the matter in the court," Laxmi Dutt Sharma, state incharge of Bharatiya Swabhiman Trust, said.
He said, "The government had given the land to us by following proper procedure and the trust was not a commercial organisation but a public service organisation which has provided direct and indirect employment to hundreds of youths from about 40
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