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Rs 400 crore land scam surfaces in Tripura

AGARTALA: North Tripura district administration has launched investigation into the report of illegal trade of land in 18 tea estates in the state that accounted for loss of government revenue of Rs 400 crore, officials said here on Monday.

According to the report, the initial investigation revealed that about 12,880 acres of land in the tea estates had been sold and transferred over the years violating Tripura Land Record Act 1960.

”A few officials, including four Tripura State Civil Service(TCS) officers, eight Revenue Inspectors and six Tahashildars were found guilty in the case at primary investigation but the District Magistrate has already launched detailed inquiry into the incident,” a senior official of State Revenue department said.

Allegedly, there were several cases of illegal land transfer, conversion of land, possession and distribution of land at low cost in Tripura and the state government was investigating the cases.

The Opposition Congress had alleged that Left Front leaders had facilitated the process of low cost land allocation to private entrepreneurs in prime locations surrounding the new capital complex and Bodhjungnagar industrial estate, including Kolkata-based ILS Hospital. (UNI)

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