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CM assures SGPC of justice as villagers stick to stand

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  BATHINDA, May 14, 2014
First Published: 23:26 IST(14/5/2014) | Last Updated: 23:28 IST(14/5/2014)

Even as chief minister Parkash Singh Badal assured the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) members of justice in the dispute over the ownership of 161 acres of land in Bhai Rupa village of the district, villagers and members of the Dhan Dhan Baba Bhai Roop Chandji Langar Sewa Society have reiterated their resolve of not allowing the committee to take possession of the land under any circumstances. 
They met the deputy commissioner Kamal Kishore Yadav on Wednesday on the issue and apprised him of their stand on the issue.


Executive member of the SGPC Mohan Singh Bangi said that the chief minister, at a meeting with 13 SGPC members from Bathinda and Mansa districts on Tuesday evening, assured them of proper action to assure the possession of the SGPC over the land.

On the other hand, president of the langar sewa society Rajwinder Singh said that the majority of the villagers are with the society on the issue and they would not allow the committee members to enter the village with the aim of grabbing the land.

He also denied the claims of the committee that it had leased out the land saying that the land has not yet been leased out and the committee was claiming this just to strengthen its claim over it.

The deputy commissioner said that, as of now, the SGPC was the legal owner of the land and its members have full right to go there and use the land.

On the question of villagers claiming not to allow the SGPC team members to enter the village, he said that the administration would intervene if there is any law and order problem.
“I have asked the langar sewa society to bring any documentary proof in their favour and the administration will act accordingly,” he said.

A hearing in this case on the petition by the society in a civil court is fixed for May 15.


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