High security land allocated for commercial purpose9 Dec, 2012
A right to information (RTI) activist, Ram Singh, has alleged that allotment of 6.5 bighas of land near Air Force base in Jodhpur to a private builder for construction of a housing project is illegal and the land was already allotted to the Air Force in 1985.
The activist has raised questions as to how the land, earmarked as a high security zone, was allotted to a private operator despite written objections from the Air Force and why the Ministry of Defence didn’t take possession of the property in past 27 years.
Ministry of Defence has now ordered a thorough inquiry into the allegations. The local administration has also promised to take action against perpetrators.