-SUPREME COURT HAD GRANTED STAY OVER LAND OWNED BY PEARL GROUP
-MANSA POLICE ASKED TO REGISTER CASES AGAINST ACCUSED WHO FRAUDULENTLY SOLD LAND DESPITE STAY
-INSAF DI AWAZ WELFARE SOCIETY HAILS THE MOVE OF CANCELLING LAND MUTATIONS
Mansa, Dec 27
The district administration Mansa has cancelled four land mutations of Budhlada and eight of Bareta, which belongs to Pearl Infrastructure Limited. Besides cancelling the land mutations, Deputy Commissioner Mansa Mrs Apneet Riyait has directed all the tehsildars to display khasra number of areas locked as per the orders of Supreme Court in the Pearl Infrastructure Limited Case. An inquiry has also been initiated under SDM Budhlada Mr Aditya Dechalwal to fix responsibility of the officials responsible for carrying out these transactions despite the Supreme Court stay.
Giving information here today Deputy Commissioner Mansa Mrs Apneet Riyait said that in the year 2016 Pearls Infrastructure Limited case the Honorable Supreme Court had granted stay on sale of land owned by the group and formed committee under Justice RM Lodha for selling off the property of company and paying investors. Deputy Commissioners of the districts, under whose jurisdiction the land owned by company fell, were directed to ensure that no piece of land was sold or bought, to maintain the stay orders. Accordingly, the SDMs had ensured that stay of land was duly registered in the jamabandi records.
However, in Budhlada area district administration Mansa came across 12 land mutations, wherein the pieces of land locked as per Honorable Supreme Court stay, were further sold off. Deputy Commissioner Mansa Mrs Apneet Riyait marked an inquiry to the Assistant Commissioner Mr Navdeep Kumar. Mr Navdeep Kumar inquired the case. Based on the recommendations of inquiry, 12 land mutations have been cancelled.
“After the discussing matter with the District Attorney, the police have been asked to register cases against the errant who sold land using fraudulent means,” said the Deputy Commissioner.
She also appealed public not to buy the aforesaid piece of land. The tehsildars have been directed to display khasra numbers of land locked areas outside respective tehsils so that people are made well aware of the Supreme Court orders. She added that anyone, conducting any kind of transaction over the aforesaid piece of land, will be himself or herself responsible for it.
Meanwhile, the Pearl Company owns around 360 acres of land in Mansa district. The land holdings of company is spread in villages Datewas, Phulluwal Dod, Dyalpura, Sirsiwala, Kulana and Kalipur of Budhlada tehsil and in villages Jherianwali and Raipur of Sardulgarh tehsil.
The state president of Insaf Di Awaz Welfare Society, an NGO of those affected by Pearls Infrastructure Limited, Mr Gurtej Singh Behman welcomed the move of Deputy Commissioner Mansa and said that a good start has been made to provide respite to those affected by the Pearls Infrastructure Limited. NGOs Mansa president Subedar Major Jagdev Singh Raipur and member Baldev Singh said that other districts too should follow such procedure to bring relief.