Aurangabad : A NCP legislator from Mumbai and party spokesperson, MLA Nawab Malik, came under fire from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regarding his land deal in Osmanabad, over which the saffron party has accused him of evading stamp duty to the tune of lakhs of rupees.

According to President of Osmanabad district unit of BJP, Nitin Kale, who was addressing a press conference, NCP leader, Malik, purchased land measuring 150 acres on the outskirts of Osmanabad, but in the registry of the said land, he quoted the cost much lower than the prevalent market rates and for the same reason the stamp duty was paid only on the price quoted in the sale deed as a consequence of which he was able to evade a duty of Rs 7 lakh.
The true value of the land is in crores of rupees, though the on- paper valuation is much lower, he added. Explaining further, he said an expensive bungalow has been constructed there the value of which can be fixed at Rs 60 lakh; apart from the house, 11 bore-wells have also been dug up.
These facts haven’t come on record and the land has been shown as dry and infertile by Malik, but in reality it is very fertile land that yields crops throughout a year, he further added.
According to Kale, the NCP legislator has plans to set up an abattoir on the land, which will have capacity of killing 5,000 animals a day. His party will oppose the slaughterhouse and launch a massive agitation against this gory move, he asserted.

Sudhir Dharmadhikari

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