Collector K.Baskaran has suspended four officials for issuing pattas for the vacant land in the Collector's bungalow, to a private party.

The suspended persons are Kamaraj, ex-tasildhar of Thanjavur and presently PA to Revenue Divisional Officer of Kumbakonam, Gunasekaran, Village Administrative Officer, Neelagiri Therku Thottam in Thanjavur, Venkatesan, additional deputy tasildhar, tasildhar office, and land surveyor Rajendran.

According to a press release issued here by the Collector on Thursday, there was a piece of land belonging to a private party near the Collector bungalow. When the owner of the land applied for a patta, the Assistant Settlement Officer, Chennai, issued orders for giving patta.

However, while issuing the patta, these officials gave patta to the private party for the vacant land belonging to Collector bungalow also.