Man in his 40s shows had land in his name for 55 years, given transfer of ‘possessory rights’
While reversing Dalbir Singh’s orders, Khemka also issued a chargesheet against him for passing an order without jurisdiction. “On enquiry, it is revealed that the applicant Bhupinder Singh is a practicing chartered accountant of age 40-45 years and therefore, the retrospective correction since the last 50-55 years even before he was born is ludicrous,” wrote Khemka.
In October, this year, Bhupinder approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court and challenged Khemka’s orders on the plea that no notice was issued to him before passing such orders and that the “khasra girdawari” was rectified after spot inspection.
The high court, on October 19, held that the facts reveal a prima facie attempt by the petitioner to subvert the process of law by getting an officer to record “khasra girdawari” entries, though the officer was not empowered to do so. It added that the DG (Consolidation of Holdings), however, could not set aside the mutation without issuing a notice to the petitioner.
“In this view of the matter, we issue a notice of motion to the state of Haryana, directing it to produce the entire record. The petitioner is directed to place on record the sale deed, proof of possession and all other relevant documents, regarding consolidation
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