On the complaint of a local resident, the district police have booked two persons on the charges of giving the land on lease. The land had reportedly been sold to the complainant's father 27 years ago.
Naveen Bhardwaj had complained to the police in June 2012 that his father purchased 45 kanal and 7 marla land from Jagjit Lal, a resident of Mohalla Santpura in May 1985.
"The sale deed was executed by Amarnath, the lawful attorney holder of the owner, Jagjit Lal in May 1985. My father died in 1989 and since then, I, my sister Sapna and mother Vijay Rani are the legal heirs of my father. Few days ago, I came to know that Jagjit Lal had given this land on lease to Gurdev Singh since May 2010, a resident of village Dogranwala and has been collecting Rs. 80,000 a year from him as the lease amount," he said.
"Gurdev Singh was aware of the fact I owned the land. When I objected, he promised to cancel the lease. However, he later backed out and claimed ownership of the land. I was also threatened and he claimed that he had backing of influential individuals," he added.
After investigating the matter, the police have booked both Jagjit Lal and Gurdev Singh, under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonesty), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.