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Ex-chief secy urges action on land mafia

Former Delhi chief secretary Omesh Saigal has urged the commissioner of police, Neeraj Kumar, to prevent the land mafia from grabbing a plot of school land in Panchshila Park, allotted to Panchshila Housing Society by the Delhi Development Authority in 1975.

delhi Updated: Jul 14, 2012 23:55 IST
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Former Delhi chief secretary Omesh Saigal has urged the commissioner of police, Neeraj Kumar, to prevent the land mafia from grabbing a plot of school land in Panchshila Park, allotted to Panchshila Housing Society by the Delhi Development Authority in 1975.

The disputed land, measuring 2.4 acres, was allotted to the society for a school, which was built in a portion of the premises in 1982.

The vacant part of the land, which is still under the possession of the housing society, was claimed by a couple of parties.

"A couple of civil suits were filed against us by vested interests but these were dismissed," said Saigal, a retired IAS official.

The society wanted to convert the land into a green area. "The work was started but was later stopped as we got threats from some miscreants."