Tripura Governor accused of land grabbing

New Delhi: Tripura governor and noted Maharashtra educationist DY Patil has been accused of land grabbing. A case of fraud and cheating has been registered against him in Pune.
After Iqbal Singh governor of Puducherry, another governor is in trouble, this time for allegations of land-grabbing. A piece of land has landed Tripura governor DY Patil in an ownership dispute. A police complaint has been lodged against Patil, his wife and two sons Vijay and Ajinkya for cheating. The complainant Sadashiv Pawar says their power of attorney was misused.
“We made all the investments in the land. They have totally cheated us,” said Sampat Pawar, complainant's son.
The 38 acres-wide land in Talegaon Dabhade near Pune was jointly purchased by the Patils and Pawar in 2002 for Rs 3 crore to begin educational institutes. Its current value is reportedly Rs 35 crores. The Pawars allege the Patils promised the Pawars 40 per cent ownership and directorship in the educational institute, but work on it never started.
The entire money for the purchase was paid by the Pawars. In 2008, Pawar's son Sampat Pawar, was asked to sign some documents, which he alleges were used to make a fake gift deed of the land to the DY Patil trust.
The Patils misused the power of attorney given by Sampat Pawar and made a fake gift deed of the land.
In 2010 the Patils advertised in newspapers that Sadashiv Pawar had resigned from his directorial post. The police refused to register a complaint, forcing the Pawars to move court.
Last Thursday the court ordered the police to register a complaint. Despite various attempts by CNN-IBN, there has been no response from D Y Patil trust yet...
The police has to submit a reply in the court by May 2 but this case once again serves as a reminder of the increasing number of Maharashtra politicians facing allegations of land grab.