Land grabbing case filed against union minister in Alwar

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Land grabbing case filed against MoS
Jaipur, Feb 26: Rajasthan State Anti Corruption Bureau has lodged a case against Union Minister of State for defense and local MP Jitendra Singh for alleged land grabbing in his hometown Alwar and Lok Sabha constituency.

The petition has been filed by an RTI activist Ashok Pathak, who has lodged a complaint with the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) on February 20, accusing Singh of concealing facts and misleading a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) at Alwar to get the land worth crores transferred in his name in October 2011.

However, the MP's local office issued an statement on behalf of Singh, refuting the charges of encroachment.

The Minister said in the statement that 'disputed land belonged to the Vijay Mandir Palace premises and khatedari of the aforesaid land was recorded in Samvat 2016 in the name of one of my ancestors Maharaja Sawai Tej Singh.'

'The Settlement Department wrongly recorded it as 'Sivai Chak' (government land) in one sided manner without hearing our views and a dispute in the matter is sub-judice before an appellate court,' Jitendra Singh said in the statement.

'Therefore, in the given situation, there is no logic and basis for holding any probe in this case, and the bid to do so is a political conspiracy against me,' he said.

'This is a conspiracy by political rivals for tarnishing my clean image and reputation ahead of the Lok Sabha polls', the Minister asserted.

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