Chhattisgarh Land Grab

Raising questions of propriety and conflict of interest, Sarita Agrawal, wife of Chhattisgarh Minister and BJP leader Brijmohan Agrawal, acquired 4.12 hectares of forest land which was owned by the government and is now, along with her son, building a resort on it. The purchase, in September 2009, was red-flagged by several officials of the Raman Singh government, as recently as June 30 this year, but her husband’s Ministry put down in writing that “it’s not possible to take any action in the matter,” an investigation by The Indian Express has revealed.
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And the land grab goes on: Now, 26 hectares of land leased by govt to tribals and farmers

Acquired for resort being built by firm of Chhattisgarh Minister’s wife, son

Besides buying forest land, Chhattisgarh minister wife also encroached on 13.9 hectares of govt land

According to government records, six of the 15 different tracts of land allegedly encroached in Chhattisgarh, totalling over 10 hectares, have been documented as “chhote jhaad ke jungle” and “bade jhaad ke jungle”, or jungles comprising small and big shrubs.

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Chhattisgarh govt, Minister worked to upgrade village that has wife’s resort

On July 25, The Indian Express had first reported that Agrawal’s wife bought the land donated by farmer Vishnu Sahu to the Water Resources department in 1994 which was then transferred to the Forest department with the government’s Rs 22.90 lakh spent on it in 2003 for afforestation.

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Chhattisgarh forestland ‘deal’: Will return land if anomalies in deal proved, says BJP minister

The minister’s wife, Sarita Agrawal, had bought 4.12 hectares. The land was donated by a farmer named Vishnu Sahu to the state Water Resources Department in 1994, and it was subsequently transferred to the Forest Department. The department spent Rs 22.90 lakh on the piece of land in 2003 as part of an afforestation drive.

Wife’s land: Chhattisgarh Minister says didn’t know status, records say otherwise

Speaking to The Indian Express, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said, “I have asked the Chief Secretary for an urgent report from the Collector and other officers as to how the land was bought and what procedure was followed.”

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‘Kuch dalal aaye the… later, I found that mantriji bought the land’

Farmer who sold plot had donated the same land to government under the daan scheme

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Chhattisgarh minister’s wife buys state forest land to build a resort, his dept says we can do nothing

The purchase, in September 2009, was red-flagged by several officials of the Chhattisgarh government, as recently as June 30 this year, but her husband’s Ministry put down in writing that “it’s not possible to take any action in the matter,” an investigation by The Indian Express has revealed.