Allahabad High Court to hear Amitabh Bachchan’s petition

November 15th, 2007 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin  

Lucknow, Nov 15 (ANI): The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court will continue its hearing of a petition filed by Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan in connection with a land dispute case today.
A single bench of the court, headed by Justice A N Verma, on Wednesday heard arguments of UP Government lawyer D K Upadhyay. As the arguments remained inconclusive, the court fixed November 15 for a further hearing of the case.
Bachchan’s writ petition has challenged the Faizabad Commissioner’s order quashing the allotment of agricultural land at Daulatpur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki District to him.
Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Government had stated that Bachchan had allegedly committed another fraud by claiming that he was a resident of 17, Clive Road, Allahabad, while filing his application for allotment of farmland in Barabanki District.
Upadhya alleged that Bachchan’s father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, lived at the said residence till 1958 after which the house was sold.
The previous Mulayam Singh Yadav Government had allotted about 70,000 sq ft of prime land at Daulatpur village to Bachchan.
The actor had managed to have documents issued in his name, which identified him as a farmer and on the basis of these, he got a 24-acre plot of agricultural land at Lonavla, Pune in the mid-1990s.
However, the Faizabad Additional Commissioner, who had judicial powers in land disputes, ruled that the 1993 Barabanki land transfer in his name was illegal. (ANI)

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