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‘Fake’ armyman secures govt land, RTI nails lie after 48 years

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The power of right to information (RTI) came to the fore recently again when an RTI query exposed a 48-year-old fraud committed by a ‘fake’ army man in Rampur district.

State information commissioner Hafiz Usman has directed divisional commissioner, Moradabad, to take action against the accused.

According to an inquiry report, Sohan Singh of Pasiyarpur hamlet of Aliganj in Rampur, managed to secure 25 acres of land for farming from the district administration in 1967 by ‘proving’ himself to being a retired Lance Naik of the Indian Army through fake papers.

The land was allotted to Singh under the then Government Grant Act, which allowed district magistrates to allot land for farming to ex-soldiers. On this land, Singh also took a loans of several lakhs from nationalised banks. Read more at;


‘Fake’ armyman secures govt land, RTI nails lie after 48 years | lucknow | Hindustan Times

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Prasad GLN

This is really amazing success. Must congratulate IC first, when certain PIOs submit that information is not available as it is very old, even without hearing even in CIC, ICs simply dispose the appeal without going into facts of the case in detail. Some great and highly learned PIOs misinterpret that they need not submit any information if it is more than 20 years, and even CVC accepts their contention.

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