Somnath bharti Case: AAP MLA from Malviya Nagar Somnath Bharti clarified on the allegations in which BJP had said that they have got a graveyard built on the land of Reserve Forest of Delhi Development Authority (DDA). He said that the BJP has captured the land.
BJP leader Shailendra Singh Monty had said that suddenly some people buried the dead body on the behest of MLA Somnath Bharti on the last 10th on the reserve forest land of DDA. During this, while showing a letter from the Waqf Board, he said that it was clearly written that action should be taken on the encroachment on the graveyard of Hauz Khas Village. Simultaneously, Shailendra Singh told that Somnath Bharti did not remove the encroachment of the old cemetery and made a new cemetery at another place.
What did Somnath Bharti say?
Replying to this, AAP MLA Somnath Bharti said that BJP leader Shailendra Singh Monty built a hotel on the cremation ground, which should be investigated by the CBI. He further said that why is BJP not following the demolition order of DDA in 2015 against the encroachment of Shailendra Singh? The mask of BJP’s claim of being Hindu friendly has come off. We have a demand from the Lt Governor that ED and CBI should investigate Shailendra Singh’s land acquisition after 2007. Our demand is to make the land free from encroachment and immediately build a cremation ground for the people of Hauz Khas Village. MLA Somnath Bharti said that BJP is raising the wrong issue. I was trying for a long time to have a cremation ground for the village.
MLA Somnath Bharti said that Shailendra Singh Monty and his companions Iqbal Chauhan, Vijender Singh threatened them when SDM Nidhi Sarohe reached for demarcation. The video of which I had put in front of everyone in a press conference on September 2021, he said that before I entered politics, the people of Hauz Khas village had complained to the Lieutenant Governor on September 20, 2012, about the encroachment of Panchayat Ghar and school lands.
A case is going on against Shailendra Singh for stealing the bars of the Panchayat Ghar. Local resident Dayanad Gochawal had also testified in this case. Liaquat Ali also gave a statement in the court regarding this theft. The DDA had replied to the RTI on 30 December 2014 that Khasra number 277 was his property, which was authorized in 1967. It has been occupied by Shailendra Singh’s wife Renu Singh Monty.