Land Grabbing

  • Noisy scenes in Chhattisgarh assembly for second day Yesterday

    Noisy scenes were witnessed for the second consecutive day during the ongoing monsoon session of the Chhattisgarh Assembly after the treasury bench demanded an apology from state Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel for his remarks about Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal. The Congress legislators were suspended twice today after they trooped into well of...
  • Setback for Kerala CM, HC orders CBI probe against his former gunman March 28, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has ordered to hand over the probe of the land grab cases against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's former gunman Salim Raj to the CBI. In the order the High Court has observed that alleged involvement of the personal staff members of the Chief Minister's office in...
  • Official accuses minister MC Chauhan of land grab, attempts suicide March 13, 2014

    A government official tried to set himself on fire on Wednesday, accusing the state tourism minister of land grabbing, police said on Thursday. The incident took place in Bijnor district where village development officer Manu Gaur doused himself in kerosene and was about to light fire when he was stopped. Gaur has...
  • Congress MLA, five others booked for alleged land grabbing January 21, 2014

    A local Congress MLA and his five supporters were on Monday booked for allegedly grabbing a land in Kotwali area of Bareilly. Congress MLA from Swar Tanda seat of Rampur, Naved Kazim Ali, was among six persons booked on Monday on complaint filed by Teej Agarwal, who has alleged that...
  • Goa: Tourism Minister booked in land grab case January 17, 2014

    The Goa Police on Friday booked Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar for land grab. The registration of the First Information Report (FIR) under sections 420, 119, 120 and 120 B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) comes within 24 hours of a directive given by a trial court on Thursday. The order by...
  • HC quashes FIR against Vasundhara Raje, son in alleged land grab case January 9, 2014

    The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday quashed an FIR against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and others in connection with the alleged conversion of government land in favour of her son, Dushyant Singh, during her previous term. Justice Nisha Gupta, before whom a plea in this regard came up for hearing, allowed...
  • Police book Samajwadi Party MP's husband for land grab December 8, 2013

    A case has been registered against the husband of a Samajwadi Party MP and ten others for allegedly trying to grab a plot of land in Agra, police said on Sunday. Complainant Suresh Chand Garg, who owns a cold storage, claimed that the plot adjacent to his facility was encroached upon...
  • HC stays summons issued to DMDK legislator in land grabbing case September 13, 2013

    Madras High Court on Thursday stayed the summons issued to DMDK legislator Mohanraj to appear before police at Salem on August 30 in an alleged land grabbing case. Justice P Devadass, who passed the interim orders on a Criminal Original Petition filed by Alagapuram R Mohanraj, issued the stay order till...
  • Sexual assault, murder, land grab: Charges on Asaram over the years August 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The sexual harassment case is not an isolated example for self-styled godman Asaram from prior accusations of exploitation of women and even murder and land grab. Asaram and the powerful Asaram Trust have survived several controversies over the years. Former devotee, Ashok Thakore, said he allowed Asaram followers...
  • UP minister accused of illegally occupying land August 14, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Minister for Geology and Mining Gayatri Prasad Prajapati has been accused of illegally occupying gram sabha land in Lucknow. The Allahabad High Court has taken a serious view on the matter and issued a notice to the minister and the state government. Gayatri Prasad Prajapati is facing allegations of...
  • Banglore: JDS MLA's brother arrested in a land-grabbing case August 1, 2013

    Bangalore: The brother of a Janata Dal (Secular) MLA was arrested in a land-grabbing case on Thursday in Bangalore. JD(S) MLA Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy's brother Mahesh Kumar allegedly demolished a house while the residents were away. The house was brought down to rubble without any court order. Mahesh and seven others...
  • Delhi: Man involved in murder, extortion arrested June 2, 2013

    New Delhi: An accused in several cases of murder, extortion and land grabbing has been arrested in Delhi, police said on Saturday. Harsimran Singh, 25, was arrested from north Delhi's Shalimar Bagh area on the intervening night of May 30-31 after police received a tip-off about him. According to police, Singh...
  • Land row: Baba Ramdev moves Himachal High court February 26, 2013

    Shimla: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth on Monday moved the Himachal Pradesh High Court over the state government's action to take back possession of a chunk of prime land allotted to it in 2010 by the then BJP government. Meanwhile, the government has allowed Baba Ramdev to hold a public...
  • Rs 700-crore land grab case against Asaram Bapu January 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu has ran into fresh trouble with the Serious Fraud Investigating Office (SFIO) seeking his prosecution in a Rs 700-crore land grab case in Madhya Pradesh. The case pertains to 200 acres of land in Ratlam and the SFIO, which wants to prosecute Asaram and his...
  • Kejriwal evicted while protesting outside Delhi CM's house December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal and members of his Aam Aadmi party were physically lifted and taken away by the Delhi Police as they were agitating outside Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's house on Friday. They were protesting against the demolition of 500 houses in Shaheen Bagh, which they claim was...
  • J&K: Congress MP nailed in major land grab case October 27, 2012

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir vigilance commission has nailed Congress MP Chowdhary Lal Singh in a major land grab case, and the Omar Abdullah government in the state is slated to find it difficult to ignore the charges against him. In a confidential letter to the Chief Minister's secretariat, accessed by...
  • Land grab case: Probe ordered against Kripashankar October 25, 2012

    Mumbai: In fresh trouble for Kripashankar Singh, the Bombay High Court on Thursday ordered a magistrate inquiry against the former Mumbai Congress chief following a petition by a city-based social worker, who has accused the leader of threatening him after usurping his properties. A division bench of Justices VM Kanade...
  • FTN: Is targeting personalities best way to fight corruption? October 18, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there. Yes the 'Kejri bomb' explodes again. More revelations today from Arvind Kejriwal and India Against Corruption, this time targeting BJP president Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal targets BJP president Nitin Gadkari, alleges 100 acres of land acquired for building a dam in Maharashtra was given to him....
  • TN: Fishermen register case against Karthi September 4, 2012

    Chennai: A fresh complaint of land grabbing was filed against Union Home Minister P Chidambaram’s son, Karthi Chidambaram, and his wife Nalini, on charges such as forgery, land grabbing, violation of CRZ regulations and illegal reclamation of land, at Karikattukuppam village, off the East Coast Road (ECR). The complainant, president of...
  • TN: DMDK MLA held for land grabbing July 19, 2012

    Chennai: The Tiruvallur district Anti-Land Grab Cell arrested DMDK MLA Arun Subramaniam on charges of blocking the pathway leading toward an Irula tribal settlement, during the wee hours of Wednesday. Police sources said the action was necessitated following a petition submitted by Irula Tribal Welfare Association president Prabhu to Tiruvallur...
  • Uproar over Gujarat Governor, RS adjourned twice May 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha was on Friday adjourned twice during the pre-noon sitting as Opposition BJP stalled the proceedings over the alleged involvement of Gujarat Governor Kamla Devi Beniwal in a land grab case. BJP members led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi demanded suspension of the Question Hour to discuss the issue,...
  • Mumbai: Builder grabs govt land worth Rs 640 cr March 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Twisting the power of attorney (PoA) made on a stamp paper of Rs 100 to his advantage, a builder allegedly grabbed government land measuring 1,35,502 sq m and traded a major portion back to the government for various projects. The land, worth over Rs 642 crore, originally belonged to...
  • Chennai: Sasikala's husband arrested February 18, 2012

    Chennai: Adding to the woes of Sasikala and her family, the Chennai Police on Saturday arrested her husband, Natarajan in connection with a land grabbing case. The case was registered against him in Thanjavur. Sasikala was a close confidante of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for several years. However, in December...
  • Court orders FIR against Vashundhara Raje, son December 10, 2011

    Jaipur: A local court on Friday directed the police to register an FIR against former Chief Minister Vashundhara Raje and her MP son Dushyant Singh in a land allotment case. Metropolitan Magistrate Ravi Bala gave the direction after it was alleged that Raje misused her office to get a pasture...
  • Ex-TN minister Ponmudi in land grab case December 6, 2011

    VILLUPURAM: Petitions accusing former minister K Ponmudy of grabbing temple land for Surya Educational Institution were submitted to district collector C T Manimekalai and anti-land grabbing cell on Monday. As per the petition filed by R Mallika, daughter of Ranganatha Battacharyar of Vikravandi, Ponmudy and directors of Surya Educational Institution...
  • CJ Impact: Bhavani gets back land grabbed by mafia December 3, 2011

    CJ Bhavani gets back her land allegedly grabbed by the mafia in Chennai after she turned CJ in September 2011 ...
  • TN: DMK's top brass face land grab charge December 2, 2011

    Chennai: After arresting many DMK leaders and former ministers on charges of illegally appropriating prime property, Tamil Nadu Police are now zeroing in on party president M. Karunanidhi's son M.K. Stalin and grandson Udayanidhi Stalin. A case was registered against Stalin, Udayanidhi Stalin, builder Subba Reddy, Raja Shankar, Venugopal Reddy...
  • DMK MP arrested for land grab charges in TN November 16, 2011

    Chennai: DMK MP Ritheesh Kumar was on Wednesday morning arrested on charges of land grab in Tamil Nadu. The DMK MP was accused of usurping as much as 1.47 acre land near Sriperumpudur using forged documents. Actor-turned-politician Ritheesh is a Member of Parliament from Ramanathpuram. A few other prominent DMK leaders have been...
  • Land grabbers kidnapped me: RTI activist October 16, 2011

    Surat: Another whistleblower was targeted for exposing a land grabbing case on Sunday. The Surat police found an RTI activist Santosh Makrande Tiwari badly injured and abandoned on the national highway. Tiwari, 42, claims he was kidnapped by the land grabbers he sought information on. "Vijay and Dilawar are land grabbers...
  • Haryana: Farmers accuse Hooda of land grab October 5, 2011

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupender Singh Hooda is in the eye of another land storm. He has been accused of building a memorial for his father, Ranbir Hooda, on 42 acres of prime industrial land in a village in Rohtak. The land on which the memorial is being built was bought...