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Probe ordered after UP man files over 1,000 complaints of land grab
Probe ordered after UP man files over 1,000 complaints of land grab

MUZAFFARNAGAR, dec 7 : The district administration in UP's Mainpuri ordered a probe after a differently-abled resident, Subhash Singh, and his wife (in their 50s) claimed to have filed over 1,000 land-grab complaints to district officials and "higher authorities" in Lucknow over the past 10 years.

"Our 4-bigha farm land was grabbed by some influential people. We filed over 1,000 complaints with the DM, ADM, SDM, etc. Now, we have no other option but to sit on a hunger strike until we get our land back," said Subhash who staged a 'dharna' on the collectorate's campus. He carried a "hunger strike" poster to draw officials' attention.
Subhash, a resident of Mainpuri’s Bichhiya village, added: “Once the land was taken away, I was left with no other source of income. What should I do? If nothing happens, I may take some extreme steps. There is no point in living like this.” Sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), Abhishek Kumar, said, “I had a brief conversation with Subhash Singh and ordered a probe. I’m expecting a report soon. All documents will be examined within a week.” He added: “I’ve been newly appointed to this post. I can’t say much about what happened in the past. Investigation will take place and action will be taken as per the report’s outcome.”
Meanwhile, Subhash, who lives with his wife and two children, claimed the 4 bighas were allotted to him in 2013. “I used to sell milk earlier. Then, I met with an accident and couldn’t use my hand. A steel rod had to be placed inside... I have proper documents of the plot. Local authorities had freed the land twice from their possession in the past. However, they took it back again,” Subhash said.

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