Pune Land Row

  • Activists claim victory as President gives up land April 28, 2012

    Pune: President Pratibha Patil decided to give up the proposed post-retirement bungalow being constructed in Pune after allegations of grabbing defence land. The activists who highlighted the violations have claimed victory but the President said she was pained at such baseless allegations. Retired defence officers in Pune congratulated each other and...
  • Pune land row: 'President was misled by her staff' April 28, 2012

    Member of 'Justice for Jawans', Colonel SK Patil said he believed President Pratibha Patil was innocent in the defence land case. ...
  • President Patil gives up Pune land April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Friday decided to give up her proposed post-retirement accommodation in Pune. Her decision came after allegations by RTI activists that the bungalow was being built on defence land in violation of norms. After a furore on social media platforms on the excess land allotted to...
  • Delighted over President's decision: ex-defence official April 27, 2012

    Former defence officials Commander (retd) Ravindra Pathak hailed the media for the Pune land story. ...
  • President Pratibha Patil's brush with controversy April 12, 2012

    An RTI disclosure has revealed that President Pratibha Patil has been allotted defence land, the size of which is six times more than she's eligible for, in Pune to construct a bungalow. President's office, however, said that the government's defence establishment owns the land. This is not the first time...