Ujjain: Revenue dept begins survey to settle dispute over Rs 35 cr land

Ujjain: A dispute over possession of a government land worth about Rs 35 crore, on Indore Road gained momentum to reach its legal conclusion as a team of revenue department carried out measurement of the controversial land.

Ratan Singh Aanjana, resident of village Goylakhurd, had raised objection on the land ownership claimed by a private firm before tehsildar and Ujjain Development Authority (UDA) chairman. According to the complainant, the land measuring about 9,000 sq ft, located near Hotel Anjushree-Inn at Triveni Vihar Colony, having khasra number 71, was earlier registered on his and his family’s name in the revenue record, but the UDA had acquired the land for housing purpose. However, despite execution of the housing scheme the land was lying vacant.

Aanjana in his complaint had said that the original owner of the land, Suresh Modh had sold the land including the said government land to a Mumbai-based firm, which is developing D-Mart on the khasra numbers 69 and 70 and also illegally occupied the land of khasra number 71. Aanjana had demanded that since he was the owner of the land and the land was acquired for UDA scheme, though some part of it remained unutilised, the concerned authorities should allow him to use the land after charging due fees. He also warned of legal action if his demands were unjustly overlooked.

Acting on Aanjana’s complaint, a team of revenue department, headed by tehsildar Sanjay Sharma, visited the disputed site to assess the situation at ground zero and took measurement of the land spreading across Ujjain Engineering College and to D-Mart. Tehsildar however said there was no irregularity found with regard to the land.

While Modh and representatives of D-Mart handed over the documents pertaining to the land to the officials, Aanjana said, he would challenge the move in court soon.

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