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CBI special judge Justice Jagdeep Singh who gave judgment in Ram Rahim's case to soon deliver verdict in the Manesar land scam
CBI – the country's premier investigating agency – which is often dubbed as a "caged parrot" of those in power did a commendable job in investigating Gurmeet Ram Rahim's case and so did CBI special court judge Justice Jagdeep Singh.

His landmark judgment in the case created history and his photos today adorn the drawing room walls in the homes of the victims of the controversial self-styled godman who was running a parallel government in Sirsa. Justice Jagdeep Singh told Merinews in utter humility that he had only discharged his duties.

And now once again a CBI team comprising of Ram Gopal, Rathore and Subash has done a commendable job of investigating the much publicised Manesar land scam involving a former Chief Minister, sons of senior judicial officers and about half a dozen IAS officers from Haryana including a member of the Union Public Service Commission. The CBI has filed a charge sheet running into eighty thousand pages at a CBI designated court in Panchkula. 

The whole country is eagerly awaiting judgment in the Manesar land scam case

The CBI judge has spent much of his time in dealing with the case. The farmers not only in Haryana but across the country are eagerly awaiting the judgment in the case. Manesar land acquisition scam involving fraud of over Rs fourteen hundred crore with farmers has hit media headlines. SP Gupta, retired IAS officer of Haryana, who was administrator of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), Gurugram at that time has described the scam as the biggest example of land loot in independent India. Licences for colonisation were issued when acquisitions proceedings were still going on. 

A division bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit in its landmark judgment had stated that substantial sums of money were paid to "middle men" and the CBI would do well to unravel the truth. The court had directed the authorities of State and Central government to reach the depth of such transactions and recover every single penny and turn it over to the state government. The court had further directed the CBI to conduct complete investigations in the transactions unearthing unnatural gains received by the 'middle men".

Manesar land scam is a classic example of misuse of the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act as notices under sections four and six of the act were issued to farmers for acquisition of about nine hundred acres of land for establishing Model Industrial Town. When the panicky farmers sold their land to builders at throwaway prices, the government all of sudden released the land and granted licences for colonisation.

The apex court had directed the Haryana government to revisit its policy of change of land use and issuing colonization licences in respect of land which is subject matter of acquisition.

The accused were, however, granted bail by the court. Now the court has issued a warrant against one of the accused for violating bail conditions. Bhupinder Singh Hooda has also been granted bail.

Farmers were threatened and builders in connivance with officers reportedly purchased about 350 acres of land at throwaway prices. 

Registration of land despite Supreme Court order, why only suspension not criminal case against the accused?

The court has returned the land to HSIDC and shockingly despite court orders registration of some portion of the above land was done by officials of Manesar tehsil. After much delaying now the government has reportedly suspended Tehsildar Meetu Dhankar. RK Sharma, retired IFS officer and social activist has described the suspension as mere eye wash adding that in view of the gravity of the offence, as registration was done after Supreme Court orders, a criminal case should have been registered.

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