Man in his 40s shows had land in his name for 55 years, given transfer of ‘possessory rights’
According to the records of the communications (a copy of which is with The Indian Express) exchanged between officials of former director general (Consolidation of Land Holdings) Dr Ashok Khemka and Additional Chief Secretary-cum-Financial Commissioner (Revenue) Krishna Mohan, dated September 22, the land racket is estimated at Rs 15 crore.
The land in question, measuring around 51 kanals and 5 marlas, is located at Faridabad’s Chirsi village. The case dates back to February 17, 2011, when Gurgaon Assistant Consolidation Officer Dalbir Singh corrected an entry in the “khasra girdawari” (record of possession, possessory rights) on the basis of an application filed by Faridabad resident Bhupinder Singh. Bhupinder had claimed that he was in possession of the land for the last 50-55 years at Chirsi village in Faridabad Tehsil. Interestingly, at that time, Bhupinder was 40-45 years old.
When Khemka came to know about this, he cancelled the order passed by Dalbir Singh on September 21, 2012. The next day, Khemka wrote to Krishna Mohan: “The correction in khasra girdawari was made without jurisdiction and powers of Assistant Collector, 2nd Grade. The possession has been fraudulently recorded as ‘Bavajah Notor Bila Lagan Bashrah Kabja Dereena’ (due to betterment
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