SAD demands CBI probe into Mohali shamlat land ‘scam’


Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged shamlat land ‘scam’ in Balongi village of Mohali district, stating that health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu has usurped prime land worth Rs 100 crore in the name of a trust headed by him.
Demanding immediate cancellation of the trust deed, SAD MLA Bikram Singh Majithia demanded a probe into the allotment of the land in Mohali to the trust by rural development and panchayats minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa. He said it was condemnable that even though the panchayats department had allowed the lease of 10.4 acres for the Bal Gopal Gau Basera society headed by the health minister ostensibly to run a ‘gaushala’, it had also allowed construction of a banquet hall and a diagnostic centre on the same land.
“This makes it clear that the lease deed was not made in good faith. The entire process smells of a scam. The government…

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