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Bangladesh swap land with India after 70 years

Dinhata (West Bengal): Crackers were burst and people rejoiced as India and Bangladesh exchanged enclaves at the stroke of midnight on Friday-Saturday, ending the 68 years of stateless existence for over 51,000 enclave dwellers.

Around 14,000 people living for so long in 51 Bangladeshi enclaves in the Indian territory, and another 37,000 residing in 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh, now have a country of their own.

The Bangladeshi enclaves are now a part of India, while the Indian enclaves join Bangladesh.

Torches and candles were lit, people came out of their houses, burst crackers and hugged each other as part of the celebrations with their eyes shining bright with hope.

Their facial expressions showed ecstasy after decades of isolation and deprivation during which they were denied even the basic civic amenities.

History was written as India gave away to Bangladesh a total area of 17,160 acres, covering the 111 enclaves and in return received 7,110 acres comprising 51 enclaves.

As the clock struck 12, the Bharat Bangladesh Enclave Exchange Co-ordination Committee (BBEECC) - an organisation that fought for the rights of the enclave dwellers -- celebrated the occasion in Mosaldanga enclave of West Bengal's Cooch Behar district.
  • Published in National

Violation of court order: Case filed

Moodabidre: A case has been filed in the police station against a person for violating the court order and farming in the private land.

The court had stayed agricultural activity in the land in question. On Saturday person named Sudhakar Chowta illegally entered the land belonged to Ramesh Shetty and started ploughing the land. When Ramesh Shetty, Gopal Shetty and Sunita objected to this, He allegedly threatened them with dire consequences, it is said.

A case has been filed in Moodabidre police station regarding the case.
  • Published in Moodabidri

DC Manna land protest committee conference in Sulya

Sulya: DC manna land must be handed over to SC’s demanded, DC manna land protest committee on Thursday in front of Sulya taluk office. They gave away the request letter to the DC of Sulya.

Even before this they held a conferencefor SC/ST’s  in Sulya Giridarshini Bhavan. Committee president Achyut Melkaje presided over the conference. Organizer Seetananda Berpada, secretary Gautam, legal adviser Narayan Jattipalla were present.

Vice president Nandaraj Sankesh said that the fight is necessary for dignity.

Ananad Bellare spoke and said that a protest was staged several years ago same as this. But, politics had intruded in and protest got failed. This should not happen now. Success can only be achieved by keeping politics out he supposed.

Procession marched till DC office and sub tahshildar accepted the plea.
  • Published in D.K.

Eight persons arrested on the charge of creating fake land documents

Mangaluru: As many as eight persons have been arrested on the charge of creating fake documents to effect a land sale to Amarnath Sorake, a close relative of Urban Development Minister Vinaykumar Sorake. The land was sold after one among them impersonated the land owner.

Abhinay Sorake, son of Dr. Amarnath Sorake, president of the Karnataka Educational and Charitable Trust that runs SCS Hospital in Bendorewell, has said in a complaint that he wanted to purchase land for commercial use. Dr. Amarnath Sorake and Dr. Abhinay Sorake expressed their intention to Rabiyat, a resident of Todar Gundi.

Rabiyat took the two to a vacant 3.36 acre land in Pachchanady that was owned by Victor Olio Fernandes. When Dr. Amarnath Sorake and Dr. Abhinay Sorake expressed their keenness to purchase the property, they were shown documents and were also introduced to a person who claimed to be Mr. Fernandes. As many as 12 persons, including an advocate, confirmed the identity of the person as the land owner. The two then purchased the land for Rs. 2.51 crore.

On April 15, when the two went to see the land, they were confronted by Victor Olio Fernandes, the actual land owner, who is a resident of Kerala. After the identity of Mr. Fernandes was confirmed, Dr. Abhinay Sorake filed a complaint with the Urwa police.

The police earlier arrested Praveen from Kavoor, Alphonso M. D’Souza from Kulashekar, Jeevan Das Shetty from Vamanjoor, Paul Montero from Pajir and Vijesh Roshan from Naguri on the charge of creating fake identification documents such as voter ID card and PAN card and other documents. The police said Paul Montero impersonated Mr. Fernandes. Three more persons were arrested on Friday.
  • Published in Crime

Bengaluru’s largest encroachment eviction drive begins at Sarakki Lake

Bengaluru: A four-year-old legal battle culminated on Thursday morning as the revenue department started one of its biggest drives clearing Sarakki Lake of its encroachments.

Multiple surveys of the lake area had shown that 34 acres of the 84 acres of the lake area, has been encroached by private layouts and other establishments. Thirty-four acres spread across three villages Sarakki, Puttenhalli and Jaraganahalli may cost around Rs 2,000 crore in the open market today.

“This is one of the biggest clearance drives we have conducted. It may take up to 10 days to recover the encroached land,” said V. Shankar, Deputy Commissioner, Bengaluru (Urban) district.

The district administration has formed three special teams, each headed by an assistant commissioner and armed with multiple earth movers and have taken up the clearance drive.

“We have issued notices to all encroachers multiple times. The High Court has given the order three times already. But this time we are moving in, armed with a court order to take stringent action against encroachers. All encroachers have been served notices a month ago and the date of clearance drive was also notified,” said Nagaraj, Additional Deputy Commissioner.

High Court had issued an order in August 2014 to free the lake of all encroachments disposing off a PIL filed by People’s Campaign for the Right to Water. Tahsildar Bengaluru (South) had, then, conducted a survey and submitted a report to the High Court showing 135 encroachments in the lake area.

Mr. Nagaraj said that there were a private dental college, a temple and 68 residential buildings in survey number five of Sarakki village, 30 commercial complexes, 42 residential buildings, six temples in survey no five of Puttenahalli village and around 40 residential buildings in survey number seven of Jaraganahalli village.

“Most of the residents of the area have left the houses with their goods anticipating eviction and demolition,” he said. He also added that a part of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) built road also encroached on the lake area and it would be cleared.

High Court has given a stay order for the eviction of one Nandini Lakeview Apartments with 21 flats, in the lake area. Mr. Nagaraj said apart from that one apartment complex, they would demolish all other buildings and recover the land.
  • Published in Karnataka

Case filed against four persons for creating forged documents of the land

Kundapur: Case has been filed against four persons who allegedly forged the documents of a land and took loan from the bank. The incident came to light in  Mudoor in Jadkal village here.

NM Abdul Majid from Kerala is the man who lost the land. The accused are Ranjit, KK Mathew, Sijo Thomas and Kavitha. The forgery was proved by advocate H. Udaya Kumar. Abdul Majid has filed a complaint in Kolluru police station.

Abdul Majid owns Hidayat rubber estate spread in 110 acres of land in Mudoor. Person named MP Vincent was overseeing the management of the estate. Ranjit was asked to survey the land who was working as a broker. Ranjit had asked for the photo of the mother of Abdul Majid saying it was needed to attach to the application of the survey. Later in November 2013, along with KK Mathew and Sijo Thomas, Ranjith had created a forged power of attorney. It was certified by advocate H. Uday Kumar.

Later the land was registered in the name of Sijo Thomas for Rs. twenty eight lakh in Shankarnarayan registration office in the same year. The accused had even taken Rs. 25 lakh loan from Karnataka bank in the name of Kavitha, wife of Ranjit.

Further details will be known only after the investigation by police.

  • Published in Udupi
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