Congress Demands Probe Into Alleged Irregularities In Haryana Land Deeds

Mr Surjewala mentioned the state authorities halted the registration course of in a rush (File)

Chandigarh:

Senior Congress chief Randeep Singh Surjewala on Thursday demanded a probe by a sitting excessive court docket decide into alleged irregularities within the registration of land switch deeds within the state through the lockdown.

He mentioned the ML Khattar-led authorities ought to spell out the explanation for briefly stopping property registrations within the state.

The Haryana authorities has briefly stopped the registration of land switch deeds within the state to weed out varied malpractices within the authorities’s key income technology course of.

The registration of switch deeds of varied classes of land has been stopped for various intervals between July 22 and August 15, an official launch mentioned on Wednesday.

The official launch quoted Monetary Commissioner (Income) Vijai Vardhan as saying “the state authorities has given critical consideration to the complaints of malpractices that exist within the present mechanism for registration of deeds for the switch of land. Due to this fact, it has been determined to briefly halt the registration of switch deeds beneath the mentioned (Registration) Act”.

Mr Surjewala mentioned the state authorities halted the registration course of in a rush after varied complaints of malpractices have been made.

“There are a number of complaints of illegalities in registry course of through the lockdown, particularly in Gurgaon, Sonipat and Faridabad,” the Congress’s chief spokesperson alleged.

He claimed that within the final six years, there had been quite a few scams in Haryana, however no correct investigation was performed.

“As we all know what would be the destiny of those two current scams — liquor rip-off and registry rip-off — we due to this fact, need that these two ought to be probed by a sitting decide of the excessive court docket,” Mr Surjewala, a former Haryana minister, advised reporters throughout a video convention.

He accused Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar of sustaining conspicuous silence on the alleged registry rip-off.

“When the Khattar authorities itself is admitting that there have been complaints of malpractices and if it knew that unlawful colonies have been being lower, illegalities have been going down in registry and conveyance deeds, then why it didn’t expose the culprits by placing them earlier than the general public,” he requested.

“There’s a lengthy listing of scams within the six years of the Khattar authorities from paddy buy rip-off, Aravali land use rip-off, mining rip-off, roadways kilometre scheme rip-off, HSSC recruitment rip-off, SC scholarship scheme rip-off, energy meter rip-off, liquor rip-off to the current registry rip-off,” he alleged.

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