After a Right to Information (RTI) request revealed that documents were forged to sell land worth Rs 3.5 crore in Anupama Sahakari Sanstha in Aundh, the district administration has ordered an inquiry and an FIR has been registered at Kondhwa police station in this case.
The matter came to light when some people came to measure 11 gunthas of land in Anupama Sahakari Sanstha society. Activist Vijay Kumbhar, who is a resident of the society, followed up and filed an RTI request, through which he was able to trace the forgery of documents that allowed the land to be sold. He took the matter to the Collector, the Inspectorate General of Registration and Stamps (IGR) office, and the Joint District Registrar.
“This was done five years ago. It came to light when some people came for measurement. After a lot of follow up and documents procured through RTI that we were able to stop such malpractice. I reported the same to the collectorate and the IGR,” said Kumbhar.
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IGR Ramaswami N said that he had ordered an inquiry and the JDR was to get in touch with the district administration and register the complaint. Kumbhar said the complaint has been registered at the Kondhwa police station as the documents were forged at the Kondhwa talathi office.
Kumbhar, who is the administrative president of the society, said the land which is being put up for sale would be at least worth Rs 3.5 crore in the ready reckoner rate while the structures there would come up to at least Rs 11 crore.
A letter regarding this forgery of documents has been forwarded to the Chief Minister as well as the collectorate and IGR. Kumbhar said that many similar cases are happening and one needs to check the documents continuously or else some bogus transactions could take place.