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Airing their grievances: Farmers of Kangrali (B.K.) taking out a procession in Belgaum on Tuesday.
Airing their grievances: Farmers of Kangrali (B.K.) taking out a procession in Belgaum on Tuesday.

Staff Correspondent

People of Kangrali (B.K.) protest against sale of land cultivated by them

Belgaum: People of Kangrali (B.K.) in Kangrali Gram Panchayat limits in Belgaum taluk on Tuesday marched to the Deputy Commissioner’s office and staged a protest there against the sale of land, which they had been cultivating in their village, allegedly by some persons with the help of local revenue officials.

The protesters demanded that the village accountant and other revenue officials be dismissed from service for “helping certain individuals to sell the land they had been cultivating for long.

The protesters were led by gram panchayat president S. Kumbar. Members of the panchayat also joined the protest. Sanjay Patil, MLA, told them to be united in their struggle.

Mr. Kumbar submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner alleging that certain individuals created fake documents and sold about 80 acres of land in survey Nos. 62/2, 71, 87/8, 90, 138, 148, 164, 186, 197/2, 198, 201, 200/11, 204/1, 205, 214, 255/7, 257/7, 257/1 and 263 with the help of the village accountant and other revenue officials.

The protesters said that the land in these survey Nos. was owned by the family members of Shankargouda Babaraji Desai and Beenarani Rajendra Arakeri. However, poor farmers of Kangrali village had been cultivating the land for several decades. Only a few days ago some persons created fake documents and sold the land, the protesters said. Subsequently, these documents had been submitted to the tahsildar of Belgaum, they said.

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