DDPO accused of favouring upper caste men at auction

NABHA: Residents of Kaidupur village alleged that the District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO) conducted auction of reserved village common land on Saturday in a fraudulent manner.

shalender@tribune.com

Tribune News Service

Nabha, June 23

Residents of Kaidupur village alleged that the District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO) conducted auction of reserved village common land on Saturday in a fraudulent manner.

Sunita Rani in her complaint to the police said they had decided to bid in groups so that more Dalits from economically weaker section could be involved.  She said the auction was cancelled twice earlier as the government rate for the reserved common land was beyond their reach. 

Another resident Parminder Singh alleged that the land was rented to a planted bidder by upper caste people who lured poor Dalits by offering them liquor. He said the announcement was made last night so that other bidders could not deposit money.

DDPO Surinder Singh refuted the allegations and said the auction was conducted as per the norms.

He said the minimum rates for auction could not be decreased and added that if they could not get the Dalit bidders for the third time then the auction would be opened for general category. 

Top Stories

Northeast Delhi burns as four die in riots over CAA

Northeast Delhi burns as four die in riots over CAA

HM holds emergency meet on ‘orchestrated’ protests

Will stop Islamic radicalism: US Prez

Will stop Islamic radicalism: US Prez

Modi says ‘new history’ being created | $3 bn defence deal t...

US Prez hits the right note at ‘Namaste Trump’

US Prez hits the right note at ‘Namaste Trump’

Gets warm welcome | Touches upon dynamic US-India ties, ‘fri...

Ruckus in House over DGP remarks

Ruckus in House over DGP remarks

Vidhan Sabha adjourned four times

Cities

View All

No check on illegal PGs in city

Civic body does not have info about number of such accommoda...

Woman sarpanch alleges molestation, five booked

Old enmity over election as sarpanch of the village was the...

Mohali Cong councillor held on charge of rape

Nabbed by Jaipur police during raid at his house in Sector 7...

29 girls were putting up at PG, each paid Rs 10,000 a month

Operators paid Rs 1.25 lakh as rent to owner; were making a ...

PG to-let boards disappear in city

Fearing action from UT Admn, operators remove these

MLAs Vaid, Talwar come in support of Minister Ashu

Claim Oppn trying to create issues out of non-issues

Harsimrat inaugurates 2 food-processing units

Says Capt Amarinder Singh should be given ‘Idle CM’award

Govt staff protest against non-fulfilment of demands

Call off stir after assurance on meeting with Chief Minister

Bumpy ride for commuters

Road connecting Rail Crossing 22 and 24 in bad shape