Raj Municipality Chairman and 6 others under graft lens

Bundi: The anti-corruption bureau here has lodged a case against Indergarh Municipality Chairman Hemleta Mehawar and six others for allegedly issuing residential lease deeds on government land meant for commercial purpose.

PTI| Updated: Jan 08, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

Bundi: The anti-corruption bureau here has lodged a case against Indergarh Municipality Chairman Hemleta Mehawar and six others for allegedly issuing residential lease deeds on government land meant for commercial purpose.

A case was registered against Hemleta Mehawar, Municipality Chairman of Indergarh area, then Executive Officer Bhagirath Panchal, junior engineers Ajay Babbar, Ganesh Meena, clerk Bheemraj Rayka and two beneficiaries Satayanarayan Sharma and Shankarlal Saini yesterday for issuing illegal residential lease deeds on government land, Niraj Gupta, Inspector of ACB, Bundi said.

The case was registered on the basis of a complaint by Krishan Kumar Sharma, leader of opposition in Indergarh municipality board and ward member Ganesh Gautam who alleged that the Chairman had illegally issued residential lease deeds on government land to Sataynarayan Sharma and Shankarlal Saini for a heavy sum, police said.

It was found that the municipality authorities had regularized 299.67 square yards of government land meant for commercial purpose and issued residential lease deed to Satayanarayan Sharma, a resident of Indergarh, Gupta said, adding that the municipality was no longer authorized to regularize this piece of land into residential one.

In the second case, 177.77 square yards of a government land in ward number 2 of Indergarh municipality area was also illegally regularized and residential lease deed issued to Shankarlal Saini, a resident of ward number 3 of the area, he said.

Both the lease deeds were issued in 2013, Gupta added.