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MLA Dinesh Chadha raises issue of illegal sale of forest land in the Punjab assembly,case registered

MLA Dinesh Chadha raises issue of illegal sale of forest land in the Punjab assembly,case registered

Bahadurjeet Singh /Rupnagar

Rupnagar MLA advocate Dinesh Chadha, raised the issue of alleged illegal  sale of forest land  locked  under Sections 4 and 5 of the Punjab Land Preservation Act(PLPA),1900 to the forest department. at throwaway price by showing it unlocked land by some people in Rupnagar district,  in the Punjab assembly.

In reply to the question of Chadha  Punjab Minister for Forest and Wildlife Protection Lal Chand Kataruchak said that some people had sold the land locked under Sections 4 and 5 of the Punjab Land Preservation Act 1900 to the Forest department. The land in village Karuran, Tehsil Anandpur Sahib, of Rupnagar district r was owned by private individuals.

MLA Dinesh Chadha raises issue of illegal sale of forest land in the Punjab assembly,case registered 
Dinesh Chadha MLA

The forest minister said that the Punjab Government has initiated action against four senior officers and issued a charge sheet under Rule 8 of the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1969. A civil Suite has been filed in the court of  Civil Judge (Senior Division) Anandpur Sahib of  Rupnagar district for the  recovery of amount from land seller owners and cancellation of registry.

He also told the assembly that a case was registered against the accused on June 27 in the matter.

June 28,2022

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