Jaora (Ratlam district, Madhya Pradesh): The court of sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) here has rejected appeal for diversion of 4.329 hectare disputed land of Premier Oil Mills (survey number 225, 226). The multi-crore land is situated near the bus stand and Chowpatty Road.
The SDM court also stated that the land is a government property. The court asked tehsildar to demarcate the land and ensure its safety. Following court’s order, the staff reached the spot on Wednesday and measured the boundary. A board was put up with notice that the land belongs to state government.
As per reports, some chunks of land (survey No 224, 225 and 226) have been bought, some of them have been transferred and while matters relating to some lands are pending in the court.
On behalf of Premier Oil Mills, Suresh Kumar Jaju from Indore, had presented an appeal before the SDM. The appellant said management will approach commissioner, High Court against the order.
He alleged that some of the land purchased by leaders on same survey number was identified as private while the one that belongs to Mills was declared a government land. “This is discriminatory,” he added.
Jaju claimed that the land is private and the sale certificates he has are a legal decree. Therefore, he is free to approach the commissioner and High court against SDM court orders.
Earlier, Jaora MLA Dr Rajendra Pandey has raised the issue. Questions were raised several times in the state assembly.
Observers said if it is declared a government land, many people will get employment due to expansion of bus stand and market.