KALAIGAON, Aug 18 - Kanak Chandra Barua, working as a revenue official (Lot Mandal) in Harisinga Revenue Circle office at Tangla has been apprehended by police on August 13 for forging some land records of a mutation case of 2012 without the knowledge of the higher officials and concerned land owner.
The anomaly that happened in 2012 was detected when the complainant recently sought information under RTI Act. Revenue and Disaster Management department of BTC has taken up the issue and initiated necessary action against the concerned Lot Mondal. Confirming the incident of forgery by the Lot Mondal, Ritottam Bora, Circle Officer, Harisinga Revenue Circle, Tangla told this correspondent that it was very unfortunate but what Kanak Chandra Barua had committed was on his personal capacity and no other official or employee were involved.
According to information, the Lot Mondal illegally transferred a plot of land measuring one katha ten lesa belonging to Mohan Bala Nath of Tangla town (Part-II) to one Dipak Das in 2012. In reality, Mohan Bala Nath sold the plot measuring one katha one lesa only to the buyer. But the Lot Mondal illegally transferred nine more lesa of lands to the buyer. This was revealed when Mohan Bala Nath complained to the Revenue department this year regarding the status of sold lands.
Accordingly the Revenue department cancelled the allotment process. Following this, Mohan Bala Nath filed a criminal case against the Lot Mandal at Tangla police station. The Lot Mandal was apprehended immediately and court remanded him to police custody for five days for interrogation.