The son of Patiala senior superintendent of police (vigilance) Shiv Kumar Sharma in is trouble for allegedly selling land illegally.
According to a complaint filed by members of Revenue Patwar Union of Punjab to the Patiala circle tehsildar AS Thind on Thursday, Mohit Sharma, the SSP's son, allegedly submitted false affidavits at the sub-registrar office to sell 300 square yards worth 4.83 lakh at Alipur Raiya village near here.
Union members, who attached the document with the complaint, a copy of which is available with HT, said Mohit got the power of attorney of the land owned by his friend Satpal, a resident of Chajju Pat village in Nabha tehsil, on April 7, 2008.
Following Satpal's death on September 10, 2009, on the basis of power of attorney, Mohit sold the land to three persons -Karnail Singh, a resident of Teja village, Zora Singh of Shekhupura village and Sujit Singh, a resident of Jhujar Nagar - on May 31, 2010.
In the affidavit submitted to the sub-registrar's office on May 31, 2010, Mohit stated that Satpal, who had given him the power of attorney of the land, was alive and had not cancelled the attorney.
The death certificate issued by the assistant registrar (birth and death) on September 13, 2010 - a copy of which is with HT - proves that the owner of the land was dead before the land was sold.
According to law, in case of death of executioner, the power of attorney on any name stands cancelled and ownership of the land automatically shift to the legal heirs. Only the legal heirs have the right to sell the land.
Mohit has claimed that Satpal, in his will, made him the caretaker of the property and the authorised him to sell it.
However, he failed to give a satisfactory reply to why he had submitted a wrong affidavit. "I had sold the land on the basis of the will on my name declared by Satpal." he said. He could not recollect to whom he sold the land.
Thind said "Though the complaint is from a third party, it would be sent to DC and action taken after scrutinising the documents."