SO­CIAL AC­TIVIST BOOKED FOR LAND FRAUD IN ZI­RAKPUR

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - HTCHANDIGA­RH - HT Correspond­ent chandigarh@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MO­HALI : So­cial ac­tivist and landowner Alamjit Singh Mann has been booked for fraud­u­lently sell­ing a piece of prime land on the Chandigarh-Am­bala high­way at Singh­pura vil­lage in Zi­rakpur.

Com­plainant Amit Nanda, part­ner in MMD In­fra­struc­tures, told the po­lice that he had bought three acres from Mann in July 2018 and the sale deed was ex­e­cuted be­fore the Dera Bassi sub­reg­is­trar.

A por­tion of the land was also owned by Mann and his fam­ily. Nanda al­leged that de­spite the land be­ing reg­is­tered jointly un­der his and Mann’s name, the lat­ter fraud­u­lently sold it to a builder with­out his au­tho­ri­sa­tion.

Mann has been booked un­der Sec­tions 406 (crim­i­nal breach of trust) and 420 (cheat­ing and dis­hon­estly in­duc­ing de­liv­ery of prop­erty) of the In­dian Pe­nal Code and Sec­tion 82 of the Reg­is­tra­tion Act, 1908.

On his part, Mann is­sued a press re­lease, stat­ing that Nanda had filed the same com­plaint against him to di­rec­tor, Bu­reau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (BOI), Pun­jab Po­lice Head­quar­ters, Sec­tor 9, Chandigarh, on July 28 last year. He claimed that af­ter record­ing Nanda’s com­plaint and com­plet­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, BOI had found noth­ing in­crim­i­nat­ing against him and had closed the case in March this year.

STATE AWARDEE FOR SO­CIAL SER­VICE

A so­cial ac­tivist since 1988, Mann has been work­ing for vis­ually im­paired chil­dren, or­phans and ac­ci­dent vic­tims, and also per­forms the last rites of un­claimed bod­ies.

He also runs a 24-hour helpline for vic­tims of real es­tate cases. He was awarded the Pun­jab Gov­ern­ment State award and Par­man Pa­tra by chief min­is­ter Cap­tain Amarinder Singh at the In­de­pen­dence Day func­tion in 2004.

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