Bhopal, Jul 29 (PTI) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today said his government has sought legal opinion on the report submitted by the Chief Secretary over purchase of a forest land by minister Brijmohan Agrawal’s wife in violation of rules. Also Read - Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Vote Counting Updates on Durg, Raipur, Mahasamund, Bastar, Kanker Seats in Chhattisgarh
According to media reports, Agrawal’s wife Sarita, acquired 4.12 hectares of forest land in Mahasamund district, which was gifted to the state government by a tribal farmer, despite objections raised by officials of various departments. Also Read - Chhattisgarh: Nearly 71 Per Cent Polling Recorded in Second Phase
“We had sought a report from the Chief Secretary on the issue. We have received it and are now seeking a legal opinion on it. Accordingly, we will act on it,” Singh said. Also Read - Chhattisgarh: Over 47 Per Cent Voter Turnout Recorded Till 1 PM
Agrawal holds agriculture, water resources and religious trusts and endowments portfolios in the BJP government.
He was speaking to reporters after the inaugural function of a two-day organised by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) conference here.
Agrawal’s wife and his son were reportedly building a resort on the land.
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