- George said he had inherited land from his father
- The MLA said that Rajendran's claim that he got pattaya in 2000 is wrong
- An RTI query revealed that the land is tunassignable and Chief Minister can cancel title deed
P T Thomas MLA accused Joice George MP from Kerala of allegedly encroaching land in Munnar using people belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) as cover. He also demanded CBI inquiry into alleged encroachments against S Rajendran MLA and George.
P T Thomas MLA alleged that the MP had encroached land in Kurinjimala Sanctuary in Munnar using people belonging to Scheduled Caste. He had earlier raised the issue of widespread encroachments in Munnar and said several people belonging to SC have complained against George for grabbing lands using fabricated documents in their names.
He also said that land assignment committee had not met during the period from 2000 to 2004 and Rajendran's claim that he received title deed for the land in 2000 is false.
A reply filed by sub-collector for a right to information query states that the land claimed by Rajendran MLA is unassignable and Chief Minister can cancel title deed (Pattaya). "George is involved in several crimes ranging from fabricating documents to betraying SC people and even coercing him to withdraw the complaint against him. He should be tried under Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
Thomas also alleged that 99% plantation workers are landless and they are widely used to combat eviction move in Munnar.
Meanwhile, George said that the allegations were proved wrong during inquiries held during previous UDF government. "The land was inherited from my father. SP-level officers had probed into the allegations, but failed to come up with any evidence against me," he said.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:40 PM IST