Moga’s additional deputy commissioner recuses himself from common village land case : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Moga, November 20

Moga’s additional deputy commissioner, Subash Chandra, has recused himself from hearing the matter of reclaiming 108 acres of pasture on behalf of Saleena village panchayat.

Can be recovered if the case goes to court

A decision to recover this privileged land from the village of Saleena can only be made if the case is transferred to another court. Jagwinder Sandhu, Deputy Director of Rural Development Division and Panchayat Department

Part of this land is said to have been invaded by influential political figures, including a former MP and a former minister.

A case under Section 11 of the Punjab Village Common Land (Regulation) Act 1961 seeking to recover such land had been pending in the Additional Deputy Commissioner’s Court for 3 years.

Aware of Chandra’s refusal to hear this case, the Deputy Commissioner of Moga, Kulwant Singh, wrote a letter to the director of the Department of Rural Development and Panchayat, requesting the transfer of this case to another court for a hearing. regular.

Deputy Division Director, Department of Rural Development and Panchayat, Jagwinder Jeet Singh Sandhu had also written to Minister of Rural Development and Panchayats, NRI Affairs, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal on November 16 to transfer the case.

“A decision to recover this privileged land from the village of Saleena can only be taken if the case is transferred to another court,” the deputy director of the division said.

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