A Gurgaon plot that was once owned by author Mulk Raj Anand has got entangled in a controversy. The authorities in the late 70s had allotted 300sq yard of prime land in the posh Sector 17 area to Anand to build a craft centre.
However, instead of the craft centre, some other construction activity is taking place at the site these days. And at the helm of the construction work is man named Charan Singh.
Sahib Ram Sehrawat, a UK-based lawyer who owns a neighbouring plot, has sent a legal notice to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) regarding the matter. He has alleged a fraud as the land-use pattern of the plot has been changed.
Sehrawat categorically mentioned that he was not challenging the ownership of Charan Singh over the land, but alleged that the land-use pattern was changed fraudulently.
When a Hindustan Times team visited the site, it found that even Sehrawat’s access to the 18-metre-wide road in front of his house would be blocked once the construction is completed.
Charan Singh said he had the legal ownership of land.
“I have won several court cases for ownership of this land,” he said.
Anand sold the plot to Jaswant Kumar Goel. Goel, in turn, sold the plot to Charan Singh.