Allahabad HC issues notice to UP minister for illegally occupying gram sabha land
Posted on: 03:59 PM IST Aug 08, 2013
Allahabad High Court on Thursday issued notice to Minister of State for Mining (Independent Charge) Gayatri Prasad Prajapati on a writ petition alleging illegal occupation of gram sabha land. The Lucknow bench of Justice Devi Prasad Singh and Justice Ashwani Kumar Singh passed an order on the writ petition filed by Surendra Kumar alleging that Prajapati was doing illegal plotting of gram sabha land in Hariharpur , petitioner's counsel S P Singh Somvanshi said.
The bench directed the District Magistrate, Lucknow to carry out spot inspection of the land along with the other revenue officers, he said. While fixing September 9 as the next date of hearing the court directed the DM to submit his report on that date, the counsel said.
Singh said that the petitioner while alleging illegal plotting by the minister of 36 bigha gram sabha land has sought direction to stop it's sale. He said that the petitioner has also sought direction that if illegal structures have been constructed then it should be demolished.