Mohali: Land of Manauli Dera in Manauli village of Mohali district which was acquired by the government was found to have been defrauded. One widow Kella Devi alleged that a person from her village had committed fraud a of Rs 6 crore. Addressing a press conference in Mohali, Kella Devi said that there was a piece of land in Manauli by the name ‘Smadh Kirpalnath’. Her husband Om Prakarsh alias Omkar Nath was the land owner. In 2004, after his death, they made his ‘Smadh’ on that land on January 1, 2005. After three months, late Kella Devi’s elder son also died. In the meantime, some stranger named ‘Hawanath’ took advantage of the whole situation.
He appeared in front of officials as son of Kella Devi and got registered that land in his name. Kella Devi said person is fictitious son of Omkar Nath. He also grabbed the compensation of Rs 6 crore given by the government. She alleged, “Hawanath and governments officials have connived with each other and they are responsible for this fraud.”
According to the victim, Hawanath was neither the son of Omkar Nath nor his follower. He is resident of ‘Baandh” village of Haryana and his father’s name on documents is Bachan Singh. She claimed that her husband was running that ‘Smadh of Baba Kirpal Nath’for the last 30 years. His ‘Smadh’ is still there.
After getting Rs 6 crore of the acquired land from the government, ‘Hawanath’ and his friend Karamjit have bought land in Punjab and Haryana. Kella Devi has written letters to Chief Minister Punjab, Home Minister of India, National Human Rights Commission, National Woman Commission and National Backward Classes Commission for probing this fraud. She claimed that officials have released money to Hawanath.
She also demanded probe against officials who helped the accused in this fraud.
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