SOCIAL ACTIVIST BOOKED FOR LAND FRAUD IN ZIRAKPUR
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.