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After Baba Ramdev, Himachal Pradesh to oust Prashant Bhushan too?

Friday, 1 March 2013 - 8:17pm IST Updated: Friday, 1 March 2013 - 8:49pm IST | Place: Chandigarh | Agency: DNA
Sources said the state revenue department had started scrutiny of documents pertaining to the purchase of land by the society. The sale deed of the land was registered before a local registrar on March 4, 2010.
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After cancelling the lease of about 28 acre of land given to Baba Ramdev trust, the newly-formed Congress government in Himachal pradesh has initiated steps to cancel the sale deed of a piece of land allotted to a trust owned by social activist Prashant Bhushan in Kangra district.
 
The 4.68-hectare plot was purchased by Kumud Bhushan Education Society through its secretary Prashant Bhushan in Kandwari village, close to Palampur in Kangra district  about three years ago, after procuring the state government's permission.
 
Sources said the state revenue department had started scrutiny of documents pertaining to the purchase of land by the society. The sale deed of the land was registered before a local registrar on March 4, 2010.

A team of officials has been camping in Kangra to prepare a report on the matter after the state cabinet had deliberated on it about a fortnight ago.
 
In the cancellation of land allotted to Baba Ramdev trust, no such formality was carried out by the Congress government. Baba Ramdev has challenged the cancellation of land lease in the high court.
 
The Kumud Bhushan Education Society, through Prashant Bhushan, had purchased a 4.68-hectare plot from a local resident, Narinder Jamwal and had since employed more than a hundred locals for various welfare schemes in the region.

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