Chandigarh, Aug 5 (UNI) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday demanded a CBI inquiry into the Shamlat land scam allegedly perpetrated by Health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, stating the minister had usurped prime land worth Rs 100 crore in the name of a Trust headed by him.
Demanding immediate cancellation of the trust deed, SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia also demanded a probe into the allotment of the prime land in Mohali to the Trust by Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa.
He said it was condemnable that even though the Panchayats department had allowed the lease of 10.4 acres of land for the Bal Gopal Gau Basera society headed by Balbir Sidhu ostensibly for running a ‘gaushala’ it had also allowed construction of a banquet hall and a diagnostic centre on the same piece of land.
“This makes it clear that the lease deed was not made in good faith. The entire process smells of a scam. The government should…