Even as some members of the minority community are hopeful of resolving the Eidgah land dispute in Palam Vihar, the land acquisition officer has submitted to the Huda administrator that the request for releasing the land to the Wakf Board is not valid.
The letter written by the officer on Aug 6, a copy of which is with HT, states that the land was acquired by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) in 2007 and no objections were made till then regarding the process. The letter also states that the land was vacant at the time of acquisition and no construction was made on it.
“According to revenue records, the land was owned by Punjab Wakf Board before its acquisition by Huda and there is no mention of the Eidgah in any records,” the letter further reads. A cheque was also issued for compensation of over Rs 43.70 lakh for the land in March 2012.