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High drama as landowners want Hemkunt Foundation’s Covid centre removed in Gurugram

Landowners allege that the foundation has been using the land as a warehouse and contributes ration in the camps of protesting farmers

High drama as landowners want Hemkunt Foundation’s Covid centre removed in Gurugram

A beneficiary receives a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during a vaccination drive for 45 plus organised by health department in Gurugram. Tribune photo: S Chandan



Sanjay Yadav
Gurugram, June 3

High drama was witnessed at the Sector 61-based makeshift Covid centre of Hemkunt Foundation here as it was allegedly ransacked by the men of landowners.

The land reportedly belongs to a local JJP leader who had given it for two months to the foundation for setting up a temporary centre.

The tent house operator alleged that the NGO uses the land as a warehouse and allegedly contributes ration in the camps of protesting farmers.

Issuing a video statement on Twitter, the organisation alleged that “goons” destroyed their Covid camp which was there to help people in this pandemic.

Harteerath Singh, community development director, issued an appeal saying that in the wake of this incident, they required 20,000 square feet land at or near the City Centre of Gurugram to set up a Covid centre.

The tent facility provider has meanwhile accused the NGO of trying to make it into a warehouse while there are no patients since last 10 days.

“We gave this land to the foundation for a makeshift Covid centre for just two months. There was no patient in it since many days owing to dip in number of cases and the land owner asked them to vacate the land.

“Some of the volunteers of the foundation told him that they are distributing ration kit in farmers protest and we can’t let the land as warehouse. We informed the foundation four days ago but they have not vacated yet,” said Jagat Singh, the tent house operator. 

The foundation alleges that because they exceeded two months period promised by them for keeping the Covid centre, the landowner allegedly sent some people to remove the camp while they gave them Rs 3.5 lakh for maintenance.

When the drama prevailed, police team reached the spot and SDM Badshahpur Satish Yadav also visited the site.

“We are talking with foundation members and land owner and have asked them to give some time to vacate the land as the foundation is doing social work,” said Satish Yadav, SDM, Badshahpur.

Meanwhile, police said that no complaint has been received yet.

Hemkunt Foundation had been providing free oxygen to Covid patients in Gurugram and had set up this oxygen equipped centre.


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