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Probe report indicts tourism firm of violating Land Reform and Tenancy Act

The probe into the alleged violation of Section 118 of the Land Reform and Tenancy Act by an eco-tourism company in Kennera village in Rajgarh sub division has been completed.

punjab Updated: Dec 16, 2013 19:39 IST
Shalender Kalra

The probe into the alleged violation of Section 118 of the Land Reform and Tenancy Act by an eco-tourism company in Kennera village in Rajgarh sub division has been completed.


The investigation report, which has been compiled by Sirmaur deputy commissioner Vikas Labroo, was reportedly sent to the CM office last week.

A source said that on the basis of the probe conducted by the DC, a notice under Section 118 has also been served to “Carnoustie Management Private Limited”, which has set up a tourist resort in Kennera village.

The DC’s probe has revealed that the company used only 65% of the land which was purchased under the provisions of section 118. Under the land reform and tenancy act the entire land had to be used. Initially, the permission of two years was allowed for the utilization of land from October 2012 to October 2013. Later, it was extended by a year. The lease ended on October 17 this year.

Following directions by chief minister Virbhadra Singh last month, the district administration had started a probe into the alleged violation of Section 118 by “Carnoustie Management Private Limited”.

The company had purchased 18 bighas in Kennera village, Rajgarh sub-division, for setting up an eco-tourism resort.

The probe was initiated to verify if the company had completed the work within the stipulated time or not. A team headed by top officials of administration had visited the site on November 27.