Gujarat Revenue Minister Rajendrabhai Trivedi on Saturday warned strict action against the illegal acquisition of land by fake farmers. The Minister issued notice to 500 fake farmers who are controlled by the land mafia in Matar taluka of Kheda district.
Trivedi told Vibes of India, “Five revenue employees, including the Deputy Collector of Matar, have been ordered to compulsorily retire in this incident.”
During the surprise visit to the Mamlatdar office of Matar taluka of Kheda district, the Minister said that this was a vicious land mafia-controlled scam which affects the state and the nation. The Minister stressed that the government is closely monitoring the organised network of illegal funding being done to make fake farmers by converting the temple lands to farmlands. Hence the fake farmers will face severe punishment for misusing the various advantages of the schemes available to real farmers. Fake farmlands will be taken over by the government.
Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel had also instructed the Revenue Department to ensure that the right person is not punished and the wrong person is not spared. There is a provision of up to 10 years imprisonment against those who present fake documents as per the Indian Penal Code. As of now, there are 1730 cases filed by the police. Out of which, 628 cases were found highly suspicious.
Trivedi informed that the Gujarat Police have all the information about fake farmers who had forged documents to acquire lands in the false pretence of farming. As of now, 1730 cases have been verified out of which 628 cases have been found highly suspicious allowing 500 people to present evidence simultaneously. A true man will not be punished and a false one will not go free.
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