Bahra University

The Himachal Pradesh CPM has hailed the decision of the state government to register an FIR for cheating against the HPCA in Dharamshala. Party senior state leader, Tikender Singh Panwar, in his press communiqué, asked the government to target other places like Lalpani School, Nurpur and other that have been usurped by the organization, which has virtually become a fiefdom of BJP.

The party has asked the government to immediately take over the land being used for the construction of a five state hotel and instead hand it over to the Central University which was desperately looking for a campus in and around Dharamshala. The party has right since the inception demanded the return of the villager’s land, parting of which was absolutely unconstitutional and even the Supreme Court had laid guidelines for not allowing common land to be parted for commercial purposes.

The CPM has lambasted at the BJP for bringing in this culture of deceit and land mafia in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Panwar alleged that it was no hidden fact that the government had become a facilitator for parting of people’s land, common land of the villagers and land belonging to the government to big giants in the field of real estate. There were efforts to usurp Annandale; thanks to the agitation led by the Shimla Nagrik Sabha the game plan was foiled. The present government must follow the mandate and ensure that Annandale too is seen with the same eye and the land adjoining the meadow be acquired in both state and national interest.

The CPM has stated it was a matter of shame that head of a frontal organization of the BJP is being booked under cheating i.e. Section 420 of the IPC. It is a saddening scenario where the organizations of the youth are being guided to deceit, cheating and such other money laundering exercise. The party has asked the people to expose such game plans and expose those who are bent to sell off the interests of the state.

Earlier, a cheating and misappropriation case was registered against the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Thursday over alleged wrongdoings in allotment of land to the state’s sports body. The case was registered against the HPCA under sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the IPC (Indian penal Code) for various irregularities. The HPCA said the case was politically motivated.