OFFICIAL data present that the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Belief bought two parcels of prime land — 1.208 hectares and 1.037 hectares — in Ayodhya on the identical day i.e. March 18, 2021, at two completely different costs of Rs 18.5 crore and Rs 8 crore, respectively, from two completely different consumers (1 hectare = 10,000 sq m).
Each the land parcels belonged to Harish Pathak and Kusum Pathak with a sale deed registered of their names in November 2017.
On March 18, the Belief bought the bigger plot, 1.208 hectares, for Rs 18.5 crore from Sultan Ansari and property vendor Ravi Mohan Tiwari, who in flip had bought it from the Pathaks for Rs 2 crore. This deal had landed in an issue with Samajwadi Party and Aam Aadmi Party alleging ‘corruption and fraud’. The Belief, nevertheless, denied it.
What has now come to gentle is that the identical day, the Belief bought one other parcel, 1.037 hectares, instantly from Harish Pathak and Kusum Pathak for Rs 8 crore.
The Indian Express verified this from the paperwork obtainable on the Built-in Grievance Redressal System – Uttar Pradesh (IGRS-UP) web site which present that these two parcels make up the complete land collectively recognized by Gata Numbers 242, 243, 244 and 246, and are a part of the settlement signed in September 2019 between Harish Pathak and Kusum Pathak and 9 different individuals together with Sultan Ansari. The consideration quantity for this was fastened at Rs 2 crore.
The 1.208 hectares parcel is recognized by Gata Numbers 243, 244 and 246. The 1.037 hectares parcel of land is recognized by Gata Quantity 242. On Could 11, the Belief gave 695.678 sq. metre land from Gata Quantity 242 to Yashoda Nandan Tripathi and Kaushal Kishore Tripathi of Kaushilya Bhawan freed from value.
As is the apply, on March 18 this 12 months, the settlement signed in September 2019 was cancelled. The land parcel of 1.208 hectares of land was offered to Ansari and Tiwari for Rs 2 crore, and bought by the Belief for Rs 18.5 crore. That is double the speed in Rs/ sq m the Belief paid to the Pathaks for the 1.037 hectares parcel offered once more on March 18.
In all three sale deeds, the witnesses had been Belief member Anil Mishra and Ayodhya Mayor Rishikesh Upadhyay.
A authorities official confirmed that Pathak had offered a land parcel on to the Belief. He stated, as soon as the 2019 settlement was cancelled, Kusum and Harish Pathak had been technically free to promote the land on to the Belief.
Earlier on Tuesday, in an in depth assertion, the Belief had famous that the stated plot was prime land because it was adjoining to a highway, which within the close to future can be 4 laned, and the primary approaching highway to Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir. Purchased at Rs 1,423 per sq. toes, the Belief stated the value was a lot a lot lower than the precise market price in Ayodhya.
The circle price of the property bought by the Belief from Ansari and Tiwari is round Rs 5.80 crore. Ayodhya Sadar Sub-Registrar stated the circle price hasn’t been elevated since 2017. Knowledge supplied by the Registrar workplace additionally confirmed a rise in land buy within the space. Whereas there have been 7,126 such paperwork registered in 2019-20, not less than 8,603 such paperwork had been registered in 2020-21.
Deal with prime actual property
Land in Ayodhya, given the temple challenge, is now prime actual property. Given the quantity of transactions, the highlight shall be skilled on acquisitions and purchases by the belief, state authorities and corporates.
In a press release on Tuesday, the Belief stated for a similar land, agreements had been made between completely different events at many occasions beginning since 2011 however as a result of some causes they by no means matured. The Belief was to buy this land however wished first to finalise all of the earlier agreements in order that possession of the land could also be cleared.
“As and when the earlier agreements finalised, the Belief made the settlement with closing homeowners of the land with instant impact with out shedding any time. It was completed rapidly however in a clear method,” the Belief stated.
Giving the historical past of the stated piece of land, the Belief stated that on March 3 in 2011 brothers Mehfooz Alam, Javed Alam, Noor Alam, Firoz Alam, entered into an settlement with Kusum Pathak, Harish Pathak and Sultan Ansari’s father Nanhe Miyan to promote Gata Numbers 242, 243, 244 and 246. The consideration quantity agreed was Rs 1 crore and the settlement was legitimate for 3 years.
Later in November 2017, the Alam brothers registered a sale deed to Kusum Pathak and her husband Harish Pathak for the complete land, and this made Pathak the homeowners of the land for a consideration quantity of Rs 2 crores.
The following day Kusum Pathak and Harish Pathak entered into an settlement to promote above 4 Gatas to Ichchha Ram Singh, Jitendra Kumar Singh and Rakesh Kumar Singh. The consideration quantity was Rs 2.16 crores. This settlement was cancelled on September 17 in 2019 and one other settlement was entered upon by Kusum Pathak and Harish Pathak to promote above talked about land to Nanhe Miyan’s son Sultan Ansari, one Ichchha Ram Singh, and 7 others. The consideration quantity was Rs 2 crores.
Lastly on March 18 this 12 months, the settlement was registered to be cancelled.
On this date, Kusum Pathak and Harish Pathak offered land Gata quantity 243, 244 and 246 space 1.208 hectares by sale deed to Ravi Mohan Tiwari and Sultan Ansari. The consideration quantity was Rs 2 crores, whereas stamp responsibility was paid on the circle price valuation of Rs 5.80 crores. On the identical day, Tiwari and Sultan Ansari entered into an settlement to promote this land to the Belief for Rs 18.5 crore.
The assertion from the Belief, nevertheless, didn’t inform what occurred to Gata Quantity 242, which was additionally a part of all of the involved agreements signed during the last 10 years.
Regardless of a number of makes an attempt, Belief Normal Secretary Champat Rai couldn’t be reached for a remark. The Indian Specific additionally made makes an attempt to achieve Harish Pathak, Sultan Ansari and Ravi Mohan Tiwari however they weren’t obtainable for a remark.
Earlier, Ansari had informed reporters that again in 2011 when the settlement was signed for Rs 1 crore consideration quantity, Rs 10 lakh was paid as advance. In 2017, when Alam brothers registered the sale deed, it was to Kusum Pathak and her husband Harish Pathak, whereas Nanhe Miyan was a witness. When the settlement was confirmed for Rs 2 crore, Rs 50 lakh was given as advance, he stated.
On Sunday, Tiwari stated the settlement for the land bought by the Belief from him was made with Pathak a number of years in the past for Rs 2 crore, and its worth had elevated considerably after the Supreme Courtroom determination.
“Whereas I bought the land for Rs 2 crore as per my settlement, the precise value of the land should be greater than Rs 20 crore now, however I offered it for simply Rs 18.5 crore as a result of it’s for a challenge involved with our religion,” he stated.
Relations of each Ansari and Tiwari confirmed that each of them had been recognized to Harish Pathak for a very long time and had been enterprise companions for over a decade.