Updated 29 May 2022, 4:30 pm
Yaithibi loukol Land-owner Association on Saturday urged the authorities to take up necessary action against those who allegedly sold off parts of land at Yaithibi Loukol, Thoubal to the state government by using fake jamabandi.
In a press meet held at Yaithibi Loukol president of the land-owners association Md Najim recalled that on April 8 a team of Revenue department along with a number of security force personnel led by AS and SO Thoubal Moirangthem Ningthembi commenced a demolition drive using JCBs and dismantled the houses and settlements at Yaithibi Loukol, Thoubal, claiming that their lands have been purchased by the government. When the team started dismantling properties using bulldozers and JCB, the local residents protested and clashed with the team.
After the representatives of the landowners association met with Chief Minister N Biren Singh in regard to the issue, the chief minister agreed to conduct a re-survey of the contentious lands, he added. A team led by AS and SO Thoubal M Ningthembi commenced the re-survey on April 28, he mentioned.
In the re-survey, the team found that some land situated at the Sora side of Yaithibi lLoukol, including 21 properties with houses, had been sold off by five fraudsters who pretended to be the land owners using fake jamabandi, he continued. Stating that the fraudsters had been identified, he added that they were not residents of Yaithibi loukol.
He said that in the re-survey, 40 of 78 pattadars had been surveyed. Of the 40 surveyed lands, 4 were found to be sold off by the five who pretended to be the land owners, he said. He urged the authorities concerned to take up necessary action against them.
The landowners put up sign boards that read, ‘we did not sell our land’ at their respective lands and drew the state government’s attention on the matter.
First published:28 May 2022, 4:39 pm
thoubalfake jamabandiYaithibi loukol
THOUBAL district, Manipur