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Dhumal questions Virbhadra on land purchase by Tibetans

chandigarh Updated: Feb 23, 2012 18:06 IST

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Launching an attack on Union Minister Virbhadra Singh, Himachal Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday questioned him for allowing Tibetans to purchase land in the state.

"How Tibetans were allowed to purchase land in the state during the Virbhadra Singh regime," he said, adding that several cases were pending in the court in this connection.

On February 21, Union Minister Virbhadra Singh had alleged that the BJP government in the state had violated land laws by allowing Team Anna member Prashant Bhushan to purchase land.

As per the state land laws, only the state's permanent residents can buy land in Himachal.
Dhumal said that if there was any irregularity in the allotment of land to Bhushan, everyone was free to go to the Judicial Commission probing benami land deals or move the court of law.

Asked whether the land purchased "illegally" by Tibetans would be acquired, Dhumal said that action would be taken as per the law after the cases were decided by the court.

When asked about the number of such cases, he said that it was very high but he could not tell the exact number.