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Rs 1 cr land compensation scam detected

india Updated: Jan 23, 2010 00:38 IST
Kapil Datta

The audit of the Yamuna Expressway Authority land acquisition and compensation payment records has revealed that a farmer was paid Rs 1.02 crore more than his actual land compensation amount.

This is the second such scam detected in two months. Additional District Magistrate (Land & Acquisition), Surinder Ram told HT,“Farmer Bhim Singh had 2200 square metres of land, Khasra number 190 and 3120 square metres in Khasra number 112. The land was acquired for construction of the Taj Expressway.”

On May 27, 2009, he got the compensation cheque from the authority. “The audit report revealed that one farmer Bhim Singh was paid Rs 1.31 crore, though his entitled amount as per land acquired was just Rs 28.96 lakh,” added Ram.

“The excess amount was more than Rs 1 crore. He has been asked to deposit the excess amount by Saturday, failing which legal action would be initiated,” said Ram.

“A chargesheet has been filed against the clerk Sanjiv Kumar and Amin Nagender. Further investigations are on,” he added.