In a major development, the investigating team has assessed that Dera Sacha Sauda has land worth at least Rs 1600 crore which is spread across 16 districts of Haryana.
In a major development, the investigating team has assessed that Dera Sacha Sauda has land worth at least Rs 1600 crore which is spread across 16 districts of Haryana. The land value of the land could be much higher, according to reports. According to Indian Express, the Dera owns a maximum of 953 acres of land in six tehsils of Sirsa district which is worth Rs 1,235 crore. The land is owned by the Dera or its Naam Charcha Ghars (congregation centres). The Dera headquarters in its sprawling landscape houses five-star hotel, a cinema hall, a multi-speciality hospital, eight educational institutions, a shopping mall, a cricket stadium and palatial houses, apart from several manufacturing units but worth of these is not part of the land evaluation.
The Dera also has land holdings in 15 districts which have set of rooms, sheds, offices and toilets, apart from Sirsa. The land holdings are mainly for the Naam Charcha Ghars and at Paluwas in Bhiwani has a tractor as well. On evaluating properties in Ambala district where it has 14 Naam Charcha Ghars, the value adds up to Rs 33 crore. The investigation team has also highlighted land encroachment and violations of building plans at a few places. The report mentions that Dera has encroached two marlas of land belonging to the Wakf Board at Jhajjar, Indian Express reported.
Indian Express quoting Haryana DGP BS Sandhu said, “All details of the properties will be submitted to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on September 27. Next action will be taken only after submission of the reports to the court.” A Special Investigation Team (SIT) at Sirsa has also been formed to look into the matters related to the Dera.” Meanwhile, Dera spokesperson Sandeep Mishra said that the High Court has ordered evaluation but the properties have been illegally seized by the administration. At Dera in Sirsa, reportedly 30 units making biscuits, candies, mineral water, pickles, juices, cosmetics, seeds, pesticides and fertilizers apart from a fleet of vehicles, including 24 luxury SUVs, each costing more than Rs 1 crore, tractors, fancy motorcycles and trucks.