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Daler Mehdi's R 250-cr farmhouse confiscated

PTI  Gurgaon, April 21, 2013
First Published: 23:17 IST(21/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:18 IST(21/4/2013)

The district administration has attached around 100-acre land "illegally" occupied by singer Daler Mehdi for his farmhouse at Sohna, about 15km from here.

On Saturday, the revenue department handed over the possession of the land to the Sohna municipal committee, said subdivisional magistrate Vivek Kalia.

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In February, the administration had confiscated 10 acres of the farmhouse and had issued a notice to the Punjabi singer for the rest 100 acre. "The market value of the land is more than Rs. 250 crore," the SDM said.

"The administration had served him a legal notice on February 13 under the Public Premises and Land Eviction and Rent Recovery Act, 1972, for occupying around 100 acres of land in Sohna," Kalia said, adding that the singer did not respond to the notice.
"The land occupied by him was a 'shamlat deh (common land) of a village panchayat. At present, the Sohna municipal committee owns the land legally," the officer said.

Deputy commissioner (DC) PC Meena had got land of around 1,800 acre, including some 'shamlat deh', transferred to the municipal committee in 2011, Kalia said.

"As no reply was filed by the singer even after one month of serving the notice, the revenue department handed over the possession of land to the municipal committee on Saturday," he said.

Mehndi's farm house was made on around 112 acres in Sohna.


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