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Two revenue officials axed for land fraud

india Updated: Jan 22, 2012 01:37 IST
HT Correspondent

The Gurgaon deputy commissioner, PC Meena, has dismissed a patwari from service and ordered compulsory retirement of a field kanungo, who were allegedly involved in changing ownership of about 128 acres of panchayat land into ‘Shamlat Deh’ (common land) in Museedpur village.

Field kanungo Jaswant Singh and patwari Purushottam Kumar allegedly recommended the change of ownership in 2006.

Following an inquiry, the zonal administrator of Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) held both the patwari and the field kanungo guilty of “wrongfully transferring the huge chunk of panchayat land.”

He held both the revenue officials guilty of acting in “utmost careless and reckless manner.”

Both the officials were charge-sheeted under Rule 7 of the Haryana Citizen Services (Punishment and Appeals) Rules 1987. They were suspended on February 17, 2006.

The officials were asked to reply and also given opportunities to appear for hearing, but no satisfactory reply was received from them. They were again asked to appear for a personal hearing on January 17.