Land diverted via 22,000 illegal registries in Gurugram division in four years
Of these, more than 15,000 were in the Gurgaon district alone. Through the illegal registries, land notified as a controlled area – which has certain safeguards – was diverted for construction, officials said.
GURUGRAM: A government probe, ordered within the wake of large-scale irregularities in land registries returning to lightweight in 2020, has found that just about twenty-two,000 illicit land registries were dead in 3 districts of Gurgaon division — Gurgaon, Rewari, and Mahendergarh — between 2017 and 2021. Of these, over 15000 were in the Gurgaon district alone. Through the illegal registries, land notified as a controlled space – that has sure safeguards – was amused for construction, officers said
The investigation by the Gurgaon divisional commissioner has conjointly found the involvement of a complete of one hundred fifty serving and retired revenue officers — 119 patwaris and 31 tehsildars — within the 3 districts in facilitating and carrying the illegal registries. These, officers mentioned, LED to the creation of many unauthorized settlements within the city. TOI has learned that the authorities have directed the deputy commissioners of the 3 districts to arrange a rap sheet against all the serving and former officers.
A senior government official mentioned, “The authorities have determined to initiate disciplinary action against the 119 patwaris, together with 76 in Gurgaon, who were concerned in dynamic the character of land use within the revenue records that expedited an outsized range of illegal registries in clear violation of Section 7A of the Haryana Development and laws of Urban Areas Act, 2017.”