Allahabad HC to hear Big-B's petition

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Lucknow, Dec 5: The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court will today hear a petition filed by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan in connection with a land dispute case. Bachchan's petition has challenged the order of Faizabad additional commissioner who had dismissed the actor"s petition relating to the land at Daulatpur village in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki District.

The Uttar Pradesh Government lawyer D K Upadhyay raised arguments that Bachchan had concealed facts before a single bench of the court, headed by Justice A N Verma.

Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Government had stated that Bachchan had allegedly committed another fraud by claiming that he was a resident of 17, Clive Road, Allahabad, while filing his application for allotment of farmland in Barabanki District.

Upadhyay alleged that Bachchan's father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, lived at the said residence till 1958 after which the house was sold.

The previous Mulayam Singh Yadav Government had allotted about 70,000 sq ft of prime land at Daulatpur village to Bachchan.

The actor had managed to have documents issued in his name, which identified him as a farmer and on the basis of these, he got a 24-acre plot of agricultural land at Lonavla, Pune in the mid-1990s.

However, the Faizabad Additional Commissioner, who had judicial powers in land disputes, ruled that the 1993 Barabanki land transfer in his name was illegal.

 

ANI 
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