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Mafiosi has an eye on every prime land

Barring a few, many bungalow and prime land owners in Civil Lines have been struck with the fear of losing their property at the hands of the mafiosi. The murder of a security guard in the sprawling bungalow of late KB Garg has spread this fear among them. And they know that this apprehension was not unfounded.

india Updated: May 16, 2006 00:35 IST
BK Singh

Barring a few, many bungalow and prime land owners in Civil Lines have been struck with the fear of losing their property at the hands of mafiosi.
The murder of a security guard in the sprawling bungalow of late KB Garg has spread this fear among them. And they know that this apprehension was not unfounded.

The manner in which mafiosi and criminals have been grabbing one prime land after the other with impunity in this posh area of the city and elsewhere too has given them all the reasons to think on these lines.

What has become a cause of nightmare for the law abiding citizens is the thought that cops and the administration might be  mute spectators, the day they are thrown out of their house and prime land worth crores. The fact that appeals made by several of them to the administration and police has gone into deaf ears is evident from the murder before which family members of KB Garg had sought for a police guard at their house. They were forced to keep a private guard when no response came from the police side.

The Palace Theatre incident in which a mafia turned MP had to retrace his steps finally following Centre's intervention is well known to the residents.
Had it not been for the Central Government, the owners of this historical building would have been on the road and the prime land behind it including the building would have been another addition in the list of prime properties which the MP is occupying one after the other not only in Civil Lines but in Lukerganj, Dhumanganj, Bamrauli, Subedarganj and the neighbouring Kaushambi district.

alf of the Civil Lines is already in the grips of this mafia MP and if this trend is not stopped the day is not far away when the entire area will be owned by him, said a frightened resident, on condition of anonymity.

Every thing is happening under the nose of the administration and the police, yet they appear powerless, he said with much concern.

It was because of him that the bungalow of Garg has not slipped into the hands of the mafia, said a police officer on condition of anonymity. But the day he gets posted out it is difficult to say what would happen, he admitted.

Three mafiosi, Ateeq Ahmed, Babloo Srivastava, who is in jail, and Vijay Misra are wanting to grab this bungalow, the CO admitted. Land worth several crores have been grabbed by mafiosi during the past three years yet no action could be taken against them, he admitted.

As many as 28 sale deeds related to plots of land situated on Elgin Road were registered in the name of Ateeq's men on the last day of the financial year on March 31, 2006, the CO informed.

The situation has deteriorated to such an extent that citizens were even avoiding seeking protection from senior police and administration officers under the impression that their name  will not be kept secret and they might ultimately become mafia's target, he rued.