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Land scam stink in Uttarakhand

Raju Gusain
Mail Today, Dehradun, June 26, 2010

Uttarakhand may be the perfect getaway for those wanting to escape the scorching summer.

But the state’s chief minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, is feeling the heat even in the cool climes of the hill state.

He is under the scanner for allegedly changing the land use of a 15- acre industrial plot worth Rs 400 crore and handing it over to a real estate developer close to the ruling BJP for a paltry Rs 13 crore. In addition to this, the chief minister is understood to have waived the land- use change fee. [more]

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