Bihar Minister Parween Amanullah asks Anant Singh to vacate grabbed land

Patna,(BiharTimes): In a surprise move Social Welfare Minister, Parween Amanullah, on Wednesday asked the controversial Mokama Janata Dal (United) MLA, Anant Singh, to vacate the land meant for park in Patliputra Colony within 48 hours. “If he does not do so police help would be sought,” she told the media. 

Anant Singh reportedly grabbed the land for hotel he had built in the Colony. Interestingly, as per the Patliputra Housing Society Act there is no provision for such commercial venture, but the land mafia have in the last few years, thrown all the norms to the wind.

According to Parween the land-grabbers have encroached on the park and road in front of the Buddha Heritage Hotel near Plot No-48. They have also thrown all the debris of the old house on which the hotel has been built in the vacant land.

When the newsmen reminded the minister that the hotel in fact belonged to the respected MLA of Mokama, Parween said that she is not specifically singling out any individual. 

The minister said that she would take legal action against the encroacher if the said land is not vacated. She said that a written complaint has been sent to the Patliputra Housing Society. 

What is strange is that a number of senior serving and retired bureaucrats, politicians, technocrats, judges, doctors, journalists, academics etc live in Patliputra Colony yet nobody could dare to resist the landgrabbing going on openly in the last few years. Anant Singh and his men and several other ruling Janata Dal (United) leaders have repeatedly been accused of grabbing land in posh colonies of Patna. Similar complaints are coming from other parts of the state too.

The minister’s move has set the tongues wagging as Anant Singh is considered close to the chief minister, Nitish Kumar. On the other hand, Parween, too is the wife of a senior IAS officer, Afzal Amanullah, and daughter of former diplomat, Syed Shahabuddin. Afzal too is in the good book of the chief minister. 

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