New disclosure, Ram mandir trust has bought more land, says report

  • | Thursday | 17th June, 2021

The Indian Express report claims that the trust has bought land at two different prices in a single day.

When there was a dispute regarding the land purchased by the Ram Mandir Trust, the Prime Minister`s Office had to intervene. Now many more facts are coming out in this case. The Indian Express report claims that the trust has bought land at two different prices in a single day.

This purchase has been made on March 18. The first price is 1.208 hectares at Rs 18.5 crores and the second 1.037 hectares (1 hectare = 10,000 square meters) at Rs 8 crores. An official report has been cited in this report. These lands are being told in the name of Harish Pathak and Kusum Pathak, which are being told in their names in November 2017.

The trust bought this land from Sultan Ansari and Ravi Mohan Tiwari on March 18. It has been told in this report that both of them had bought this land from Harish and Kusum Pathak for Rs 2 crore, which was sold to the trust on March 18 for Rs 18.5 crore.

Aam Aadmi Party and Samajwadi Party have raised questions on this deal. The trust has denied any kind of corruption on this matter.

In the new thing that has come out in this report, it has come to know that on the same day the trust has bought another plot which has been bought directly from Harish and Kusum Pathak which is of 1.037 hectares which is worth 8 crores.

When the Indian Express investigated this matter, it was found that in September 2019, an agreement was signed between Harish Pathak and nine other persons including Kusum Pathak and Sultan Ansari, for which a fixed amount of Rs 2 crore was fixed.

The report also mentioned that a government official has claimed that Pathak sold land directly to the trust. He pointed out that after the 2019 agreement was canceled, Kusum and Harish Pathak were technically to sell the land directly to the trust were free.

The trust also put forth its stand on this entire dispute and told that this land was adjacent to the road, which is to be made four-lane in the near future and this way is going to lead to the Ram Janmabhoomi temple. This land has been bought at Rs 1,423 per sq ft, which is much less than the market price.

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