Vigilance probe on into land allotment to CPM, CPI

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Kochi, Oct 22 (UNI) Submitting that a vigilance inquiry is on into the allotment of land to the CPM and the CPI in Munnar, the Devikulam Tahsildar today told the Kerala High Court that the purpose for which the land was allotted finds no mention either in the application for land or in the allotment of 'patta'.

This was stated in an affidavit filed by the Devikulam Tahsildar, in compliance with the court's order, while hearing a petition filed by the partners of Dhanyasree Yatri Niwas hotel in Munnar, challenging the eviction notice served to them.

The affidavit said the patta for the land where the CPI office was located was actually issued in favour of Mr P K Vasudevan Nair.

The total extent of the land was shown as 11.5 cents. In fact, seven cents were purchased from one Abraham, while the remaining were granted as 'patta'. However, it was wrongly recorded as 11.5 cents in the 'patta'.

Presently, a trade union office and a lodge were functioning on the property, the affidavit said.

It further said the patta for the land on which the CPM office was located was granted to Mr M M Mony. The extent of the land was around 25 cents.

Meanwhile, in the case relating to the Merchistson Estate in Ponmudi, part of which was acquired by the ISRO to set up its Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, the State Government said the officials had not kept the Ministers informed about the deal.


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