Maheshwar Singh, President of the Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP) has demanded a high-level probe into benami land deals by a sitting judge of the high court in Kangra district. He alleged that high-ups of the ruling BJP were involved in this land scam. He said the one-man commission appointed by the Dhumal government to look into the benami land deals, which had submitted its report, was a mere eyewash as the commission had overlooked the beanmi lands in which BJP leaders and ministers were involved between 2008 and 2011.
In a press conference at Palampur, he said the HLP had gathered information under the RTI Act that land measuring 850 kanals was purchased only on agreements by ANS Construction Company through an office-bearer of a cricket body. According to the documents, the construction company, owned by a BJP leader, entered into agreements with 45 persons of Mohal Rajpur, Palampur tehsil, for the purchase of this land. However, till date only two sale deeds were registered and in the remaining 43 cases, the land was simply purchased on an agreement from locals through benami transactions.
Maheshwar Singh declares that his party will soon release detailed documents to expose BJP leaders.