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Case filed against Azam Khan over 'forcible land acquisition'

IANS  |  Lucknow 

A case has been filed in the of the government against former and senior (SP) for forcing Dalits to sign registry papers of a land for the in Rampur, his constituency, an said on Thursday.

The case was filed by the District of

The action is a follow-up of a complaint filed with the by Akaash Kumar Saxena, president of the unit of the He is son of four-time and two in the state Shiv

Akaash Kumar has alleged in his complaint that the then powerful and local legislator arm-twisted many Dalits in the area into sign off their land (100 acres) in favour of the The revenue officials were also accomplices in this bungling, Saxena alleged.

He further alleged a gross violation of the UP Zamindari Abolition and Land System Act 1950.

After the complaint was sent from the CM's office to the Divisional Commissioner, a probe was ordered but the DM evaded the probe.

The allegations of illegal land transfer from Dalits to the have been proved in Shaukatnagar, Singankheda areas of Sadar tehsil, the said. Besides, permission of the District at that time was also not sought, though it was mandatory and many papers and relevant files have now gone missing.

According to Mahendra Bahadur Singh, the Magistrate, the matter was many years old and a probe had been ordered by the recently and based on the findings a case has been filed in the



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 23:18 IST