In a major development, Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police has blown the lid off mammoth irregularities in leasing out of Government land to Kamla Nehru Educational Society in Rae Bareli in 2001, Times of India.
The UP Police has booked 12 people in the case for fraud, including former staffers of the Society, revenue officials, and the then additional district magistrate (ADM) on the charges of tampering with Government documents and causing damage to public property.
These include the then ADM Madan Pal Arya, then deputy registrar of revenue department Ghanshyam, revenue clerk Ram Krishna Srivastava and administrative officer in the collectorate Vindhyavasini Prasad.
Society members to have been booked include secretary Sunil Dev, a trustee (then chairman) Sunil Kumar and Vikram Kaul who is the son of late Congress MP Sheila Kaul.
This comes after the incumbent ADM (finance & revenue) Prem Prakash Upadhayay lodged a complaint that the land in Ahmadpur village of Rae Bareli was illegally handed over to the Kamla Nehru Educational Society as a freehold property in connivance with revenue department employees.
Rebel Congress MLA from Rae Bareli Aditi Singh said, “I would like to thank UP CM for pushing for a probe and registering a case against the culprits. The Gandhi family has huge stakes in the Trust with Vikram Kaul and Salman Khursheed being members. The land was allocated for education of girls, but was never used for this purpose.”
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