Raja?s properties: Residents vent ire
RESIDENTS STAGED black flag protests against both the Raja of Mahmudabad and the Sitapur district administration on Tuesday in connection with the property handover case.india Updated: May 10, 2006 01:08 IST
RESIDENTS STAGED black flag protests against both the Raja of Mahmudabad and the Sitapur district administration on Tuesday in connection with the property handover case.
They were angry with the Raja after the administration sought to create an impression that they would be evicted even though they had bought their property before 1965.
They also angry with the administration for having included such property, which was bought before 1965, in the list of handover case.
Before 1965, there was no issue of enemy property with the Custodian Department.
Some businessmen and ruling party leaders are trying to provoke residents against the Raja who has earned goodwill for his positive actions giving relief to residents.
The district administration is not considering the fax message sent by the Raja in the right perspective. The Raja had, in a fax message to the DM, said he would forego his claim to three localities – Civil Lines, Premnagar and Baijnath Colony.
A high-level meeting was held in the State Capital regarding the Supreme Court’s contempt notice to the government and Sitapur administration regarding eviction of properties occupied by bureaucrats and others.
When Sitapur district magistrate Rakesh Kumar Goel was asked to comment on the meeting, he refused to divulge what was discussed. Since the matter was related to the Supreme Court and the State Government, he was not authorised to make any comments on the issue, he said.
He said that it would be better to contact Dinesh Singh of the Custodian Department Mumbai to know the actual position. When contacted in Mumbai, Singh revealed that in the Supreme Court judgment emphasis was laid on getting the property occupied by bureaucrats, legally or illegally, vacated. There was no mention of evacuation of property occupied before 1965 by residents of various colonies in the district.