SC takes note of fraudulent land transfer

Plot allotted for school allegedly given to hospital

The Supreme Court has asked Haryana government to respond to a plea alleging fraudulent transfer of a five acres of land on prime Delhi-Mathura highway, meant to construct a residential school for Harijan students, to a company for building a multi-specialty hospital.

A bench of Justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and Madan B Lokur issued notice to the state government and Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) seeking their reply within four weeks to the petition filed by social worker Krishan Lal Gera.

The petitioner, a Faridabad resident, claimed that the land, now worth about Rs 250 crore, was allotted to Vivekanand Ashram Society for the establishment of Harijan Residential School and Social Development Center, for a sum of about Rs 1.2 lakh in 1978 on the basis of 99-year lease.

The land located in Faridabad has been grbbed for the construction of multi-specialty hospital through deceit by Qimat Rai Gupta and his family members, owners of multinational Companies namely M/s Havells India Limited, leading electronic goods, and QRG Central Hospital and Research Center,  after becoming bogus members of a registered society known as Vivekanand Ashram, he claimed. 

He alleged that Gupta and others in connivance with officials from HUDA caused losses to the public exchequer of about Rs 250 crore. 

The petitioner through his advocate Vivek Gupta challenged the Punjab and Haryana HC’s judgment of July 23 and December 18, last year. The HC had refused to intervene into the matter.

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