Some daredevilry this: Thana in-charge sells police station land for Rs 40L

Buxar (Bihar): Inspector Mohammed Junaid Alam, the in-charge of Navanagar police station in Bihar’s Dumraon district, sold 400 square metres of land belonging to the police station to different people. The boundary wall of the police station was rebuilt to allow the buyers to get access to their land.

The piece of land was divided into plots and was sold off to buyers for Rs 40 lakhs. And they began making preparations for constructing their homes on the plots.

Pleads not guilty

When the locals got a wind of it, they approached the SP of the district with the complaint. The SP ordered a probe. When Dumraon Sub-Divisional officer KK Singh and Circle Inspector Avinash Kumar reached the police station for initiating the inquiry, they found that the land was dug up.

When Mohammed Junaid Alam was questioned he said that he had not sold the land but had only moved the boundary wall of the police station back to give passage to the villagers! And this, he said, he had done at the instance of the former SP of the district Rakesh Kumar.

When contacted, Rakesh Kumar told Bhaskar, “This is a blatant lie. I never issued any such instruction.”

The buyers let the cat out of the bag and the SP has now ordered registration of an FIR against the inspector.

(Story: Manglesh Tiwari, Arvind Chaube)